Marcella series 3 UK start date and trailer as show returns in 2021

Marcella release date series 3 in 2021

Season 3 of Marcella is on its way to ITV – here’s when it starts on TV and is released online.


Marcella stars Anna Friel in the role of Detective Sergeant Marcella Backland.

Series 3 of Marcella filmed last year and is now finally on its way to TV and to watch online in the UK.

When does Marcella start on TV?

Marcella will return to TV on Tuesday, 26 January at 9PM on ITV.

Episodes will continue weekly on TV or you’ll be able to watch the whole new series on ITV Hub once the first episode airs on TV.

For now you can watch a first trailer below…

Created by internationally renowned screenwriter and novelist Hans Rosenfeldt (The Bridge) and Nicola Larder, season 3 of Marcella will see Anna Friel reprise her role of Detective Sergeant Marcella Backland.

Joining her on the cast for Series 3 will be Hugo Speer and Amanda Burton while Ray Panthaki returns to the series as Rav Sangha.

ITV previously teased of Marcella season 3: “Following on from the dramatic conclusion of the previous series, the new eight-parter sees Marcella in Belfast as an undercover detective.

“She has taken on a new identity, Keira, and has infiltrated the infamous Maguire crime family but as she investigates their activities, questions come to the fore about how much she’s embraced the Keira personality and left Marcella behind.

“In true Marcella style, the series has interweaving storylines with strands focusing upon the Maguires’ criminal operations. As she inhabits the character of Keira, Marcella’s quest for the truth puts her in danger and others in harm’s way. Her undercover role makes her take risks, but will her old life eventually catch up with her?”


Seasons 1 and 2 of Marcella are available to stream on BritBox and Netflix in the UK.

You can also get series 1 and 2 on a DVD boxset here.

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