ITV Just Dropped New Details On 'Marcella' Series Three
While ITV had already confirmed that series three was happening, the channel has now teased exactly what is about to unfold for the undercover detective.
In a statement, ITV said: "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. 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?"
Anna Friel, the actor and executive producer who's kept us all on the edge of our seats, added: "I'm absolutely delighted to be taking on the role of Marcella again and am very grateful to ITV and Netflix for giving me the chance to delve into her unsettled world once more.
"Everyone has been so supportive of the show and I am loving being so widely welcomed by the great city of Belfast. I can't wait for the viewers to see what this series has in store."
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*Spoiler warning* If you haven't seen season two yet, you might not want to read on...
Series two saw a number of shock twists when Marcella hands over full custody of her children to ex-husband Jason (Nicholas Pinnock) before assaulting DI Rav Sangha (Ray Panthaki) and cutting her own face before living on the streets for nine days.
The series ended on a cliff hanger when a man finds Marcella living on the streets, telling her: "There was a fire nine days ago. I don't know if you heard anything about it? An abandoned house over in Welworth. Well, it was supposed to be abandoned. A number of homeless people, immigrants were squatting there. Three people died.
"The bodies were so badly burned, they had to use DNA to identify them. Couldn't match two of them, but they were able to identify the third. Marcella Backland. DS Marcella Backland. For some reason there's been a mix up with the DNA. So now, you're dead. The department I work for could use a dead police officer to go undercover. What do you say?"
What. A. Cliff hanger.
While an official date for series three is yet to be released, following the pattern of the previous series, it's likely we could be waiting up to two years for the new series to be broadcast.
Come on ITV, put us out of our misery.
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