"The Missing" (TV show) is a limited drama series on Starz that follows Tony, played by James Nesbitt ("The Hobbit" trilogy, "Jekyll"), as a man devastated by the abduction of his young son, Oliver, during a family vacation in France.

Tony becomes a man obsessed, unable to accept that his child may be dead and spends years searching for him. Tony's exhaustive search fractures his marriage to Emily, played by Frances O'Connor ("Mr. Selfridge," "A.I.: Artificial Intelligence") and threatens to destroy his life. Tcheky Karyo ("Goldeneye," "The Patriot") plays Julien, the French police detective who launched the initial search for the child. Even though he is retired in present day, he too cannot shake the small belief that the child may still be alive. Told using a fascinating narrative puzzle, "The Missing" explores the impact of a child's abduction, the emotional cost of obsession, hope and finding when to let go. This gripping thriller is told simultaneously over multiple time frames and set in France and London.

Nesbitt, O'Connor and Karyo are joined by an international cast, including Jason Flemyng ("Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"), who plays Mark, the British police officer who travels to France to help in the search and comfort the devastated young parents. Also joining the cast are Ken Stott ("The Hobbit" trilogy, "Rebus"), Arsher Ali ("Four Lions," "The Guilty"), Said Taghmaoui, Emile Dequenne, Anamaria Marinca, Eric Godon, Anastasia Hille and Johan Leysen.

The series was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and actress Frances O'Connor (Emily Hughes) was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Season 2

The new eight-part installment is again written by brothers Harry and Jack Williams and unfolds over two time frames, but this time follows a new case, new characters and new location. The series follows Sam and Gemma played by David Morrissey ("The Walking Dead," "Extant") and Keeley Hawes ("Line of Duty," "The Casual Vacancy," "The Durrells"), whose daughter Alice went missing in 2003. In 2014, a young British woman stumbles through the streets of her German hometown and collapses. Her name is Alice Webster, played by newcomer Abigail Hardingham ("Nina Forever"), and she has been missing for eleven years. Alice's return sends shockwaves through the small community. Told in dual timelines, flitting between 2014 and the present day, we follow Alice's family as they are thrown back into a turmoil that threatens to tear them apart at the seams. When French missing person's detective, Julien Baptiste, played by Tchéky Karyo ("Goldeneye," "The Patriot"), races across Europe to pursue a 12-year-old case that he never let die, we begin to explore the murky morality and emotional complexity of what happens when the missing child you've been longing to return actually comes back.

The cast also includes Roger Allam ("Endeavour," "Tamara Drewe"), Laura Fraser ("Breaking Bad," "Peter & Wendy," "One of Us"), Anastasia Hille ("Show White and the Huntsman," "Prey"), Lia Williams ("The Crown," "The Foreigner"), Abigail Hardingham; Jake Davies ("X + Y," "Yen"), Florian Bartholomäi ("Deutschland 83," "Smaragdgrün," "Tatort-Taxi nach Leipzig"), and Daniel Ezra ("Murdered by My Boyfriend," "Blood Cells").

Written by Harry and Jack Williams ("Honest") and directed by Tom Shankland ("Ripper Street"), "The Missing" is produced by New Pictures and Company Pictures in association with Two Brothers Pictures and Playground. The executive producers are Charlie Pattinson, Willow Grylls and Elaine Pyke for New Pictures, John Yorke for Company Pictures (part of the all3media group), Harry and Jack Williams for Two Brothers Pictures, Polly Hill for the BBC, Colin Callender for Playground and Eurydice Gysel for Czar TV. Producer is Chris Clough. It was commissioned by Controller BBC One, Charlotte Moore and Ben Stephenson, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning. "The Missing" is co-produced with Fortis Film Fund, Czar TV Productions and VRT and is filmed with the support of the Belgium federal government's Tax Shelter scheme. all3media international has funded development of "The Missing" and is handling global rights including USA secondary.


Network: Starz
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: November 15, 2014
Seasons: 2
Production Companies:
New Pictures
Company Pictures
Two Brothers Pictures
Fortis Film Fund
Czar TV Productions

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