If you love anthology series as much as you love crime thrillers, then ‘The Missing‘ is the perfect show for you. In different seasons, the show deals with unique cases which mainly involves the mysterious disappearance of a person. The series has been co-produced by BBC and Starz. Written and created by Harry and Jack Williams, the series features Tom Shankland and Ben Chanan as directors. They also serve as executive producers alongside John Yorke, Jan Vrints, Elaine Pyke, Charles Pattinson, Polly Hill, Eurydice Gysel, Willow Grylls and Colin Callender. In February 2019, BBC aired its spin-off series, ‘Baptiste’.
What is The Missing Series About?
The first season of ‘The Missing’ followed the case of a missing boy. It started with the Hughes family traveling to France in 2006 for the FIFA World Cup. Due to car problems, they are forced to spend the night in an odd little town. Tony Hughes and his son, Oliver, go to an outdoor bar. while watching a game, he loses sight of his son. Eight years passed and Oliver was nowhere to be found. With all the clues going cold, the case closed, and everyone gave up except for Tony. A new discovery prompts him to ask Julien Baptiste for help in finding his son.
The second season tackles the case of a missing girl named Alice. She went missing in 2003. Just like Oliver, the case also went cold after a while until 2014. He suddenly returned and informed the police that another girl was being held with him. Julien Baptiste had been assigned to the other girl’s case a long time ago. This new information got him back on track.
The Missing Cast: Who’s in It?
Since ‘The Missing’ is an anthology series, the cast for both seasons is almost entirely different. The only recurring characters are Detective Julien Baptiste, played by Tchéky Karyo, and his wife, Celia, played by Anastasia Hille.
The first season stars James Nesbitt and Frances O’Connor as the parents of a missing boy, Oliver.
Jason Flemyng plays the role of Mark Walsh, another detective involved in the case.
Additional cast includes Ken Stott, Diana Quick, Arsher Ali, Titus Voogdt, Säid Taghmaoui, Oliver Hunt, Jean- François Wolff, Eric Godon, Emilie Dequenne, Anamaria Marinca, Johan and Camille Schotte.
The second season stars David Morrissey and Keeley Hawes as the couple whose daughter goes missing. It also stars Roger Allam as Brigadier Adrian Stone. Laura Fraser plays the role of Adrian’s daughter, Eve.
Additional cast includes Jake Davies, Chelsea Edge, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Filip Peeters, Lia, Derek, Florian Bartholomai, Brian, Daniel Ezra and Indica Watson.
The Missing Season 3 Release Date: Will it Happen?
‘The Missing’ season 2 premiered on October 12, 2016. Like the first season, it also received widespread acclaim. The acting performances, especially Karyo’s acting, was praised. The heavy plot and great story execution was also widely appreciated. Such success generally made the network to release another season.
The BBC and Starz have officially canceled the series. the writers of ‘The Missing’ have decided not to pursue a continuation of the series until they have a story worthy of living up to the reputation of previous seasons. In an interview, they commented that there isn’t much they could do for the next season. Also, since Julien Baptiste has already received his own spinoff, the chances of the character returning for another season of ‘The Missing’ are slim.
The Missing Season 3 Trailer
If you liked ‘The Missing’ and are discouraged by the cancellation of the third season, then there’s something else that can cheer you up. You can catch your favorite detective story in a spin-off called ‘Baptiste’. You should know that there is a change of tone between this and its main show. If you’re not interested in this, you can always rewatch the original series. Catch all episodes of ‘The Missing’ on Prime Video and Starz. Check out the trailer to find out about the dark and dangerous case you’re headed for.