STARZ And BBC Co-Produce The New Original Limited Drama Series "The Missing" From Writers Harry And Jack Williams
JAMES NESBITT, FRANCES O'CONNOR AND TCHEKY KARYO CAST IN LEAD ROLES
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- STARZ, in partnership with the BBC, will produce and air the original limited drama series "The Missing." Filming has begun on the eight-episode run in Brussels, Belgium. Written by Harry and Jack Williams (Honest) and directed by Tom Shankland ("Ripper Street"), "The Missing" will be produced by New Pictures and Company Pictures in association with Two Brothers Pictures and Playground. It will air on BBC One in the UK and STARZ in the U.S. in fall of 2014. all3media international has funded development of THE MISSING and retains all US rights not obtained by Starz.
"The Missing" 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. He 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.