The series is set in contemporary London with a British Metropolitan Police Detective at its centre. Marcella is told with Rosenfeldt’s unflinchingly multi layered Nordic style as it takes the viewers through a narrative maze and any character could be a witness, victim or potential suspect.
Season 1, Episode 1
Following eleven years’ absence away from the force, DS Marcella Backland is drawn back to police work following the return of the Grove Park Killer, her last case before she left. She is driven by the news that her previous lead suspect, Peter Cullen, is out of prison for manslaughter and who is now working in a bakery on a prison placement scheme.