Marcella Series 3 has arrived for 2021 – here’s everything you need to know.
Marcella stars Anna Friel in the title role as Detective Marcella Backland.
Hugo Speer and Ray Panthaki also return to the series, while Amanda Burton also joins the drama as the formidable matriarch of the Maguire family.
Watch Marcella on TV and online
Marcella series 3 premiered on ITV on Tuesday January 26 at 9pm. Episodes continue weekly on TV.
Alternatively, the full series is available to watch online through the ITV Hub here now. Series 2 is also available to watch on overtaking.
Series 3 has eight episodes.
The new series focuses on Marcella’s new life in Belfast as an undercover detective. A teaser reads, “She has taken on Keira’s identity and has infiltrated the infamous Maguire family, but as she explores their activities, questions arise about how much she has embraced Keira’s persona and personality and left Marcella behind.
In true Marcella style, the series has intertwined storylines with strands that focus on the Maguires’ criminal operations. While inhabiting the character of Keira, Marcella’s search for the truth puts her in danger and puts others at risk. her old life eventually catch up with her? ‘
Marcella 2021 cast
See the full cast for series Marcella below …
Marcella – Anna Friel
Rav Ray – Panthaki
Frank – Hugo Speer
Katherine – Amanda Burton
Finn – Aaron Mccusker
Rory – Michael Colgan
Bobby – Martin Mccann
Stacey – Kelly Gough
Aaron – Ciaran Flynn
Jessie – Emily Flain
Lawrence – Paul Kennedy
Jack – Laurence Kinlan
Megan – Valerie Lilley
Danny – James Martin
Alexander Monroe – Mark Aiken
Matt – Glen Wallace
Eddie – Eugene O’hare
Ryan – Michael Shea
Alanah – Shaniqua Okwok
Sullivan – Brian Milligan
Isambard – Daniel Abbott
In the first episode, we see Marcella working deep undercover in Belfast, investigating the Maguire crime family. She has a decidedly new look, but the faint outline of the scar on her face is still visible. Marcella has started a relationship with Lawrence, the company’s accountant, and is deep behind enemy lines as her alias Keira Devlin.
The family business is run by matriarch Katherine and her two sons; the OCD suffering from Rory and the boisterous Finn. The daughter, Stacey, is heavily pregnant and married to the reckless and dangerous Bobby who works for the company but has a secret drug trade as an afterthought. The family has a stronghold above the ports and trades drugs and people through the borders. They have deep pockets and monitor the local police.
Marcella wants to settle deeper into the family and lets the family know that Lawrence is darkening. Lawrence encounters a grizzly ending, but Marcella is now closer to the family and begins a relationship with Finn.