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FANS have had an agonising wait for the next series of ITV Noir detective series Marcella.
The show is back on ITV TONIGHT (Tuesday, January 26). Find out how to watch here…
Anna Friel is back as Marcella in season threeCredit: ITV
When does Marcella series three start on ITV?
Marcella will return on Tuesday, January 26, at 9pm on ITV with a third series.
It will continue to air weekly, but if you can’t wait that long you can watch the whole new series on ITV Hub, once the first episode has shown on TV.
The detective series last aired over two years ago on ITV.
And if you haven’t seen the first two seasons don’t worry, this series stands on its own.
Marcella series three has been a long wait for UK fansCredit: ITV
Who is in the cast?
Marcella season three will feature a lot of familiar faces – and some new ones too:
- Anna Friel
- Ray Panthaki
- Hugo Speer
- Amanda Burton
- Aaron McCusker
- Michael Colgan
- Kelly Gough
- Martin McCann
- Paul Kennedy
The new series of Marcella has eight episodesCredit: ITV Press Release
How did season two of Marcella end?
Marcella’s season two finale was a bombshell of an episode – stop reading if you don’t want spoilers!
At the end of the last series, Detective Marcella discovered that Samantha’s mother, Jane Colletti, was the serial killer.
Midwife Jane killed her victims in order to “lock the evil in”.
In a dramatic turn of events, Marcella realised that Jane had kidnapped and was planning to kill her son Edward.
The serial killer was revealed in the season two finale of Marcella
Marcella also made the horrifying realisation that she had inadvertently killed her baby daughter many years ago.
Unable to cope with the guilt, Marcella tries to throw herself off a building – but her colleague Rav talks her out of it.
The last we see of Marcella is her cutting off all her hair and slashing her mouth before making a getaway.
The show was originally delayed due to Covid restrictions
What did Anna Friel say on Twitter about Marcella’s return?
The show was originally delayed due to Covid restrictions, but was released for the rest of the world in June 2020.
Anna wrote on Twitter: “#Marcella season 3. Coming to @netflix June 14th . UK must wait I am so sorry until September xxx
“One viewer replied: “Shocking that teasing people”
An apologetic Anna responded: “Sorry it wasn’t meant as a tease. Just for those in other countries around the world who can see it on June 14th xxx”
Although Friel previously said the new series would be released in September – but due to controversial scenes the show was delayed further.
Anna, who is executive producer of the show, told the Daily Mail: “It’s been delayed here because of the opening scenes featuring refugees who are killed.
“ITV thought the storyline was too similar to the court case and they wanted to make sure the jury wasn’t prejudiced.
“So we had to wait, which is such a shame because it went out in 34 countries and was a huge success but people here haven’t been able to see it.
“It’s frustrating, but you can’t help that Hans could seemingly see into the future.”