Exclusive: Marcella boss discusses season 4 and possible spin-off s

Joe Anderton
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Photo credit: PATRICK REDMOND - ITV
Photo credit: PATRICK REDMOND - ITV

From Digital Spy

Marcella recently returned for its third season on ITV, changing the premise from being about a policewoman mother to being an undercover agent in a whole new environment with different characters.

With creator Hans Rosenfeldt proving that he doesn't believe a show's formula needs to be set in stone, is there the possibility of a fourth season or a spin-off set in the same universe to mix things up even more?

"I haven’t even though about (season 4) yet, to be honest," Hans exclusively told Digital Spy.

Photo credit: PATRICK REDMOND - ITV
Photo credit: PATRICK REDMOND - ITV

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"Because there is, as I’ve said, no obvious thread to say, 'Let’s start there. That was interesting'... In a good way, you can do anything, basically. And in a bad way, there’s nothing to spark your imagination into, 'Oh, that would be fun.'"

But while he thinks that the season 3 finale "is an ending this time", he also suggested that some characters have spin-off potential, specifically the larger undercover operation.

"You could do the story around them," he said, "like a Godfather thing. But from the characters we brought in, I would say that Frank is possible, because he’s in charge of those undercover operations.

Photo credit: Steffan Hill - ITV
Photo credit: Steffan Hill - ITV

"And the people he’d bring in – apparently, since he brought in Marcella – are maybe not the most suitable for it.

"So I think he’s a fun character. His whole organisation of undercover cops all over England or abroad – that’s a possible spin-off. But I’d say that’s probably it."

Marcella is available to watch now on ITV Hub.

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