BBC One and Starz have renewed the eight-episode mystery drama series “The Missing” for a second season following the show’s finale this week in the United Kingdom.
Aside from maybe “Happy Valley” earlier this year, “The Missing” has scored the best critical reviews of the year for a British-made drama TV series. It also has been nominated for a Golden Globe for best mini-series, and is currently in the middle of its run in the United States on Starz.
So how will a show about a contained mystery continue? It seems they are going the “True Detective” route with the next season to follow new characters involved in a new case in a different locale. It will, however, use the same storytelling framework as the current season which follows two timelines – one immediately following the disappearance, and one years later.
The current season looks at what happens when a five-year-old boy who goes missing while on vacation in France with his parents. James Nesbitt, Tcheky Karyo, Frances O’Connor, Jason Flemyng and Ken Stott star.
Source: TV Line