STARZ has just announced plans for a sequel to the Golden Globe-nominated limited series “The Missing.” The new eight-part installment will again be written by brothers Harry and Jack Williams and will unfold over two time frames. This time, however, viewers will be asked to follow a new case, new characters and new location.
Recently nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, “The Missing” star Frances O’Connor was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for her role as Emily Hughes.
The finale of the first installment of “The Missing,” which centers on the psychological fallout and ensuing years-long manhunt resulting from the sudden disappearance of five-year-old Oliver Hughes, will air on STARZ on Saturday, Jan 10. It will be available On Demand and on STARZ Play beginning Saturday, December 20.
“The remarkably talented Williams brothers crafted a beautifully complex and heart wrenching story with ‘The Missing’ and while the story, character and locations will be different in this new iteration, we anticipate the same captivating long-form storytelling and character development that critics and viewers have responded so well to,” said Starz Managing Director Carmi Zlotnik. “We have been thrilled with the critical response and look forward to continuing our terrific collaboration with the BBC, New Pictures and Playground Entertainment.”
In the UK, the series aired on BBC One and the first installment served as appointment viewing for over 7 million people each week during its run.
Willow Grylls, Charlie Pattinson and Elaine Pyke serve as Executive Producers for New Pictures; Harry and Jack Williams for Two Brothers Pictures; Polly Hill for the BBC and Colin Callender for Playground Entertainment. All3media international retains all US rights not obtained by Starz. “The Missing” is produced by New Pictures in association with Two Brothers Pictures and Playground Entertainment.