Oct 04, 2018
(3rd October 2018 – London) Leading UK independent content production company Buccaneer Media today announces that multi award-winning screenwriter and novelist Hans Rosenfeldt’s original drama series Marcella, will return for a third season. Emmy Award- winning Anna Friel once again stars in the titular role.
The highly praised drama that has captivated audiences around the world, will return to screens globally in 2019 on Netflix andITV in the UK and Ireland.
Anna Friel returns as Marcella Backland, a role for which she won an International Emmy Award in 2017. Anna was also recently nominated for a BAFTA for her role in Jimmy McGovern’s BBC drama Broken alongside Sean Bean.
Marcella will once again be produced by Buccaneer Media.
Fresh from the continued global success of The Bridge, Hans Rosenfeldt is currently writing the new series of Marcella. The eight-part series will delve further into the psychology of the troubled detective and will be co-created by Hans Rosenfeldt and Nicola Larder (The Tunnel) and executive-produced by Buccaneer Media’s Tony Wood.
The agreement with Netflix was struck by Cineflix Rights, the sales and distribution division of Cineflix Media Inc., which holds exclusive international distribution rights to Marcella.
Marcella has been re-commissioned by Polly Hill, Head of Drama.
Tony Wood, CEO of Buccaneer Media said: “Hans Rosenfeldt has proven himself to be a master storyteller in the English language over the past two seasons of Marcella and it’s a real pleasure to be collaborating with him once again in the third season of this remarkable drama hit”.
About Buccaneer Media
Buccaneer Media is an innovative and diverse production company set up in 2013 by Tony Wood.
In 2016 Buccaneer’s first scripted drama MARCELLA aired to critical and global acclaim. The eight-part crime thriller for ITV and Netflix was written and created by Hans Rosenfeldt (THE BRIDGE) and is his first drama exclusively created in the English language. Season two aired in the UK in Spring 2018 and on Netflix in June 2018. Anna Friel (THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE) won an International Emmy for the role in 2017.
Buccaneer is active in drama, reality and children's programming. In Spring 2016 Buccaneer delivered RIDE, a twenty part live-action series for Nickelodeon. Previous productions include, among others, the award-winning DESI RASCALS, Sky Living’s first unscripted drama series, co-created by Gurinder Chadha (BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM).
Buccaneer’s first feature documentary HOUSE TWO, directed by Academy Award nominee, Michael Epstein (THE BATTLE OVER CITIZEN KANE), premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival in April 2018.
Buccaneer's philosophy and expertise is attracting luminous talent from around the world including Irvine Welsh (TRAINSPOTTING), Baltasar Kormakur (TRAPPED), John Brownlow (THE MINIATURIST) Ingeborg Topsøe (HANNA), Lars Lundstrom (REAL HUMANS), Rose Tremain (RESTORATION) and Deborah Moggach (THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL) amongst others.
For further information contact:
Buccaneer Media: Justin Crosby at Boom! PR
+44 (0) 203 176 6688/ +44 (0) 7966 228361
Netflix: Erin Dwyer
Cineflix Rights: Mark Ogle at OH Communications
+ 44 (0) 7789 981 561