ITV Plans UK Scandi Noir Series”Marcella”

Hot off the heels of the announcement of a “Prime Suspect” prequel series, ITV has also given a season order for the eight-part multi-stranded crime drama “Marcella”.

Hans Rosenfeldt, the creator of the original Danish-Swedish series “Bron/Broen” – better known outside Europe as “The Bridge,” has penned the new series which aims to bring Scandinavian noir to the streets of contemporary London.

The story follows a detective in her late thirties who returns to the Metropolitan Police’s Murder Squad after a twelve-year career break to start a family. The return comes after the abrupt end to her marriage and isolation from her daughter at boarding school.

As she attempts to make sense of what’s happened in her life, she is immediately assigned to investigate a spate of recent killings which bear the hallmarks of unsolved murders committed over a decade prior. Is it the same killer or a copycat?

This is Rosenfeldt’s first drama exclusively created for the UK market.

Source: Deadline