- 3 Seasons
In the crime drama series Marcella, a London detective tracks down criminals. She excels at her job despite her tragic backstory and struggles with memory problems. Anna Friel, Nicholas Pinnock, Ray Panthaki star. The series stars Anna Friel as Marcella Backland, a former London detective who returns to work to investigate an open case from 11 years earlier involving an unidentified serial killer who appears to have become active again. Marcella also has to deal with a hectic home life, where her husband, Jason (Nicholas Pinnock), has made the decision to leave her and, at first, send their two children to a boarding school; but later on (in the second season) he uses Marcella's mental disorder as a means to take full custody. Nina Sosanya (series one), Ray Panthaki and Jamie Bamber are also credited as principal members of the cast.