The second season of BBC One’s anthology drama The Missing will premiere on Wednesday October 12th at 9pm, it has been announced.
The Missing was created by Harry & Jack Williams and across its first season told the story of Tony (James Nesbitt) as he searches for his son Oliver who disappeared on a holiday in France. The show employed a distinctive narrative style in which the story unfolded across two different time frames. Rather than continuing the story of Tony, the second season will, while retaining that narrative style, follow a new case, new characters and a new location. The only returning cast member is Tchéky Karyo as French detective Julien Baptiste.
A co-production with Starz (the US premium cable network behind Outlander and Black Sails), The Missing is produced by New Pictures in association with Two Brothers Pictures. In addition to Tchéky Karyo, the season two cast also includes David Morrissey (Extant), Keeley Hawes (Line Of Duty), Abigail Hardingham (Nina Forever), Roger Allam (Endeavour), Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad), Anastasia Hille (Prey), Lia Williams (The Crown), Abigail Hardingham, Jake Davies (Yen), Florian Bartholomäi (Deutschland 83) and Daniel Ezra (Murdered By My Boyfriend).
In season two, set in late 2014, British citizen Alice Webster stumbles through the streets of Eckhausen in Germany – the same town she was abducted from 11 years ago. Her return sends shock waves through the tight-knit local community, as her family are thrown into turmoil. As the search for the abductor gathers pace, Alice also appears to hold vital clues to the whereabouts of a second missing girl, Sophie Giroux, whose disappearance was investigated back in 2003 by French detective Julien Baptiste.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.