The Walking Dead‘s Governor, David Morrissey, is set to star in Season 2 of Starz/BBC drama The Missing, along with Keeley Hawes and Tchéky Karyo. Production is under way on the sophomore episodes, all eight of which will be helmed by Ben Chanan. Produced by New Pictures in association with Two Brothers Pictures and Playground for BBC One and Starz, The Missing again will be written by Harry and Jack Williams.
The series, which earned multiple BAFTA nominations including Best Drama last year, returns with a new case, new characters and a new location. Season 2 will follow Sam and Gemma (David Morrissey and Hawes), whose daughter Alice went missing in 2003. In 2014, a young British woman stumbles through the streets of her German hometown and collapses. Her name is Alice Webster (Abigail Hardingham), and she has been missing for 11 years. Alice’s return sends shock waves through the small community. Told in dual timelines, flitting between 2014 and the present, the series will follow Alice’s family as they are thrown back into a turmoil that threatens to tear them apart at the seams. When French missing person’s detective (Karyo) races across Europe to pursue a 12-year-old case that he never let die, The Missing begins to explore the murky morality and emotional complexity of what happens when the missing child you’ve been longing to return actually comes back.
No premiere date has been announced.
The executive producers are Willow Grylls, Charlie Pattinson and Elaine Pyke for New Pictures, Harry and Jack Williams for Two Brothers Pictures, Polly Hill for the BBC, Colin Callender for Playground, Eurydice Gysel for Czar TV, and Jan Vrints. Producer is Julian Stevens.