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Casting announced for new ITV crime drama Marcella

Today ITV announced the casting for new crime drama Marcella, written by internationally renowned screenwriter and novelist Hans Rosenfeldt.

The new eight-part series will star Anna Friel as Marcella herself, a detective who becomes involved in a serial murder case where the modus operandi of the killer bares a striking resemblance to an unsolved spate of killings from a decade ago.

Also starring are Downton Abbey’s Laura Carmichael, Nicholas Pinnock (Fortitude, Captain America), Ian Puleston-Davies (Coronation Street, Being Human), Nina Sosanya (W1A, Last Tango in Halifax), Ray Panthaki (Convenience), Jamie Bamber (Law & Order: UK, Battlestar Galactica), Patrick Baladi (The Office, Mistresses), and Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones, The Theory of Everything).

Co-created by Hans Rosenfeldt and Nicola Larder, Marcella is Rosenfeldt’s first drama created exclusively for the UK audience following the global success of The Bridge.

Set in contemporary London with a British Metropolitan Police Detective at its heart, Marcella is a noir thriller told with Rosenfeldt’s unflinchingly multi-layered Nordic style. The drama will lead the audience through a narrative maze where any character could be a witness, victim or potential suspect.

Anna Friel said of her role: “I’m thrilled to be working on Hans Rosenfeldt’s first English drama. Scandinavian storytelling is hugely inspiring but we Brits usually have to settle for doing a remake, so to be working with Hans on an original piece for ITV is a true privilege. Marcella is a complex woman and a wonderful layered character. Hans’ marvellous scripts have drawn a fantastic cast and crew together. I can’t wait to begin.”

Filming begins November 2015 – we can’t wait!

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