Set in contemporary London and starring Anna Friel, Marcella - from internationally renowned screenwriter and novelist Hans Rosenfeldt (The Bridge) - centers on the psychological struggles of a Metropolitan police officer at a crisis point in her personal life, driven by rejection and intuition. Returning to the Met’s Murder Squad after a 12-year career break, Marcella is a detective in her late 30’s who gave up her fast-tracked role to marry and devote her life to starting a family. With the abrupt end to her marriage to the love of her life and isolated from her children at boarding school, Marcella returns to work – her sense of self shattered.
She is immediately assigned to one of her old cases that she first worked on in 2003. A spate of recent killings has occurred, all carrying the same hallmarks as those unsolved murders committed over a decade ago. Has the killer re-appeared or is this a copycat murderer? How will Marcella cope with returning to duty when her own temperament is so fragile and vulnerable? Will throwing herself into her work provide the answers she’s seeking or lead her dangerously into territory she must avoid at all costs?
Lorne Balfe [THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, CHURCHILL] is a Grammy Award-winning, EMMY and BAFTA nominated composer from Inverness, Scotland. He has scored in virtually all genres and in all visual media with projects ranging from major studio to independent films, tentpole video game franchises, beloved animated feature films, critically acclaimed television series, and documentary features.
Lorne Balfe recently received an Emmy-nomination for “Outstanding Main Title theme” along with Hans Zimmer for GENIUS (National Geographic), the Ron Howard produced TV series about Albert Einstein. His most current film and TV credits include CHURCHILL (Head Gear Films); THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (Warner Bros.); MARCELLA (Buccaneer Media); other credits include TERMINATOR GENISYS” (Paramount Pictures); 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI (Paramount Pictures). He also served as score producer for DUNKIRK. His upcoming projects include the Dean Devlin sci-fi thriller GEOSTORM.
Balfe big break came when he scored his first major feature film, MEGAMIND, which he co-composed with Hans Zimmer. Within a year, he expanded his scoring talents into video games, composing alongside Jesper Kyd on ASSASSIN’S CREED: REVELATIONS, which received a BAFTA nomination for Best Original Music. His video game credits now include CRYSIS 2, four titles in the SKYLANDERS series (SPYRO’S ADVENTURE, GIANTS, SWAP FORCE, and TRAP TEAM), ASSASSIN’S CREED III, ASSASIN’S CREED III: THE TYRANNY OF KING WASHINGTON, CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2, and BEYOND: TWO SOULS.
Lorne Balfe continues to receive critical acclaim and accolades for his work in all visual media including the animated features HOME and PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, based on the beloved British TV series, THE SWEENEY, the historical epic IRONCLAD, the Gloria Trevi-biopic GLORIA, acclaimed documentaries MANNY (about the life of Manny Pacquiao), SALINGER (about JD Salinger) and THE LAST MAN ON THE MOON (Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan). His television work includes the epic mini-series THE BIBLE (co-composed with Hans Zimmer) and SONS OF LIBERTY. In 2012, Lorne Balfe earned his first EMMY nomination for the mini-series RESTLESS.