Anna Friel Scandi-style detective thriller Marcella confirmed for a second series

The Bridge writer Hans Rosenfeldt will make another run with Friel starring

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Scandi Noir-style British thriller Marcella has been commissioned for a second series, broadcaster ITV confirmed today.

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Speaking at the Edinburgh Television Festival, writer Hans Rosenfeldt said that Friel would be returning in the role of the troubled lead detective.

He said: “I was delighted at the reaction to the first season and am thrilled to be revisiting Marcella for ITV. In the second season, the audience will get the opportunity to spend more time in her world, further exploring some of the characters and getting to know them better.”

Executive producer Tony Wood added: “The combination of Hans’s masterful writing, Anna’s gripping performance and… [the] superb production team struck a chord with viewers. Naturally we’re delighted to be working with ITV to create a second season of Marcella.”

Casting details will be announced in the coming months.

The news follows the disclosure that Rosenfeldt’s drama The Bridge would be returning for a fourth and final series in 2018.

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This article was originally published on 26 August 2016