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Buccaneer hires Marcella co-creator

Nicola Larder

Nicola Larder

UK prodco Buccaneer Media has appointed a co-creator of ITV crime drama Marcella as executive producer, development.

Nicola Larder has worked on drama development with a range of broadcasters and prodcos, including World Productions and Leopard Drama.

She has also worked with Buccaneer Media on its Sky Living unscripted series Desi Rascals and on Marcella, which Buccaneer produced for UK commercial broadcaster ITV.

Larder will report to Buccaneer CEO Tony Wood and will work alongside the firm’s other executive producer of development, Andrea Dewsbery. She will also be developing a slate of scripted series.

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Marcella, written by The Bridge creator Hans Rosenfeldt, was acquired by US SVoD service Netflix last month. Rosenfeldt co-created the series with Larder.

It follows a police officer who returns to a London murder squad after a 12-year break to take on an unsolved case from 10 years earlier. Netflix will launch the thriller globally on July 1 outside of the UK and Ireland.

Buccaneer is in production and development on a range of scripted and unscripted programming, including a TV series based on the sci-fi movie Robot Overlords.

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