Universal Channel Acquires Canadian Mystery Series ‘The Disappearance’, Sets February Premiere

Universal Channel is adding a second Canadian import to their line-up.

The NBCU backed channel has secured the exclusive UK rights to CTV’s mystery series The Disappearance. NBCUniversal International Studios handles international distribution. The show’s six episode first season will premiere on Universal Channel on Tuesday February 27th at 9pm, with a double-bill.

The Disappearance follows the Sullivan family in the wake of a terrifying family drama. As the fractured family bands together to solve the mystery that has uprooted their lives, long-held secrets are uncovered. Driven by hope and a relentless determination to do whatever necessary to uncover the mystery, the same hidden truths that threaten to shatter this family may also be the very key to reuniting them.

The six episode drama series was created by Normand Daneau and Geneviève Simard and is being produced by Productions Casablanca in association with Bell Media and NBCUniversal International Studio. The cast is led by Peter Coyote (E.T.) and Aden Young (Rectfy) and also includes Camille Sullivan (The Man In The High Castle), Joanne Kelly (Warehouse 13), Micheline Lanctôt (Unité 9), Kevin Parent (Café de Flore) and newcomer Michael Riendeau. The executive producers are Joanne Forgues, Sophie Parizeau, Jean-Marc Casanova, JoAnn Alfano and Kristen Del Pero.

The Disappearance joins fellow Canadian drama series Private Eyes on Universal’s schedule. The NBCUniversal International Networks owned and operated channel is also the home to such exclusive acquisitions as Law & Order: Special Victims UnitMajor CrimesChicago Med and Chance. There has been talk of Universal Channel acquiring Psych The Movie and, following TNT’s decision to cancel Major Crimes, they are also expected to acquire at least one new drama series in the coming months.

Check out CTV’s original trailer for The Disappearance below: