Starz has put in development The Disappearance, a mystery/thriller drama from novelist/TV writer/journalist Nick Antosca (Hannibal) and Amblin Television. The project, written by Antosca, tells the story of Alice Grimson who is overjoyed when her teenage son Josh shows up seven years after being kidnapped. She and her husband Tom set aside long-simmering tensions in their marriage to help Josh in his struggle to resume a normal life. But when she connects his return to a series of horrific local murders, Alice begins to wonder if Josh knows something he’s not telling them. Determined to protect her son, she digs deeper into what really happened to him while he was missing — and she enters a nightmare that threatens her life and everything she holds dear.
“The Disappearance is a chilling tale that Nick and our partners at Amblin Television are creating, taking viewers on an emotional and frightening journey,” said Starz Managing Director Carmi Zlotnik. Amblin TV toppers Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey exec produce with Antosca. Amblin is repped by WME; Antosca is with WME, Circle of Confusion and attorney Lev Ginsburg. Starz has worldwide rights.