It’s been a long ol’ three years since we last had Anna Friel on our screens playing troubled super detective Marcella Backland, but this week she’s finally back as the latest series of the crime drama lands on ITV.
Airing on Tuesday 26th January at 9pm, season three will move from the show’s usual London base over to Belfast where Anna’s character has been working undercover as Keira Devlin. Expect human trafficking, murder and drug-dealing within the plot, making this series as dark as ever.
Anna Friel told The Irish Times: “Anything that could possibly have happened to her happened in series two and the believability factor would be just too much of a stretch of the imagination to have her going undercover in England. I think she enjoys playing Keira a little too much and doesn’t really want to be Marcella again.”
And, if you weren’t just a little bit excited already, ITV will be showing TWO back-to-back episodes for us to devour in one sitting (ideally with a strong cup of tea and a fresh pair of PJs).
We’re unsure yet if there’ll be two episodes every Tuesday night just yet (there’s eight episodes over all, each at 45-minutes long), but we’ll let you know when we do.
Oh and just a heads up, seasons one and two of Marcella are on Netflix – should you want to catch up before diving into the latest season, or need something dark and gritty to get you through the rest of January.
Looks like we’ve found ourselves something juicy to help with the Bridgerton comedown…