According to actor Anna Friel, the ITV crime drama Marcella was only meant to be a trilogy, but a return after season three is possible. “The end of the third season is quite much left available,” Friel told Hi Magazine before the UK season premiere last month. I guess it depends on how much the audience likes it.”
Out of the UK, Netflix launched Marcella season 3 in summer 2020, but ITV audiences had to wait until January 2021 to find out what happened to the troubled detective after she was hired as an undercover officer at the end of the season.
All eight episodes of this new season are currently available to watch on ITV Hub, with new episodes airing on ITV1 every Tuesday at 9 p.m. Fans that have binge-watched that the whole series are now asking if it’ll be the last time they watch DS Backland.
Marcella boards a private jet to an unknown destination in the season three finale, followed by Katy Barrett, the orphaned toddler daughter of Stacey and Bobby Barrett, members of this Maguire crime family.
Marcella moved the entirety of this Maguire fortune (roughly #24 million) to a secret bank account” to Katy” before leaving the Maguire mansion, even however, by the looks of her flash ride and new look, she was also digging into the cash.
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Adopting/abducting baby Katy might be the method to Friel’s salvation. Marcella’s PTSD as a result of the death of her infant daughter Juliet is a recurring theme in the series.
The detective acquired dissociative identity disorder as a result of the injury of losing Juliet, which comprised entering fugue states where she blacked out and awoke with no recollection of what she had done.
Marcella relived her traumatic memories of Juliet’s death via regressive hypnotherapy in season two, learning that she had inadvertently killed her baby whilst attempting to calm her.
The guilt of that understanding caused her to have a nervous breakdown, through which she signed over custody of her older children for her ex-husband, contemplated suicide, and then seriously trim her face and head before vanishing when she was wrongly identified as having died in a fire.
With a new baby, a fresh start in a new country (maybe Cuba, the destination to which the Maguire family intended to send Bobby Barrett when he went on the run after committing murder), and a brand new name (at the airport, Marcella is known as”Miss Hart”), the character may be given a clean break from her past and a happy finish that lasts until the sunsets.