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Marcella: Season 1 (2016)




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Series 1 sees DS Marcella Backland back with the police force after 11 years as the Grove Park Killer returns. The case began in 2005 and with Marcella's previous suspect out of prison, she is led to him once again.


Nicholas Pinnock
as Jason Backland
Ray Panthaki
as DI Rav Sangha
Sinead Cusack
as Sylvie Gibson
Nina Sosanya
as DCI Laura Porter
Harry Lloyd
as Henry Gibson
Charlie Covell
as DC Alex Dier
Jack Doolan
as DC Mark Travis
Anna Friel
as DS Marcella Backland
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Critic Reviews for Marcella: Season 1

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

When the protagonist is female, as she is in Netflix's binge-worthy crime noir Marcella, the drama at home can be nearly as intense as the murder mystery.

September 6, 2016 | Full Review…

Complex, ultradark, and filled with more red herrings than an Agatha Christie novel, Marcella is a unique, powerful crime drama.

August 5, 2016 | Full Review…

If it sometimes stumbled into cliché, there was ample compensation elsewhere.

June 29, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

British detective show is violent, complex.

August 1, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

For lovers of British crime drama, it's a very pleasant puzzle.

July 7, 2016 | Full Review…

Marcella is portrayed as both an excellent detective and a basket case in a way that doesn't add up (despite the past traumas that are introduced as explanations), and her blackouts feel like plot devices, there just to keep things mysterious.

July 5, 2016 | Full Review…

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