Starz, BBC Announce “The Missing” Series

Starz and BBC Worldwide are teaming to produce and air the original eight-episode drama series “The Missing” which has begun filming in Brussels. The series will air this Fall on BBC1 in the U.K. and Starz in the United States.

James Nesbitt plays a man devastated by the abduction of his young son 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 (Frances O’ Connor) and threatens to destroy his life.

Tcheky Karyo 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.

Jason Flemyng, Ken Stott, Arsher Ali, Said Taghmaoui, Emile Dequenne, Anamaria Marinca, Eric Godon, Anastasia Hille and Johan Leysen also star.

Tom Shankland (“Ripper Street”) directs while Harry and Jack Williams (“Honest”) are penning the series.

Source: Starz