ABC orders 10 episodes of drama

Ashley Judd has officially gone “Missing.”

As first reported in Variety Feb. 20, the actress will topline the ABC series that will start shooting this summer as it preps for a fall or midseason launch. Show is from ABC Studios and writer Greg Poirier. Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo are exec producing with director Steve Schill.

“Missing” centers on a suburban mother who, after her son disappears in Italy while studying abroad, rushes to Europe to track him down. It soon becomes clear she is no ordinary soccer mom, but a former CIA agent who will stop at nothing to bring her son home alive.

Alphabet has ordered 10 episodes.

This is Judd’s first series since she co-starred in NBC’s “Sisters” from 1991-94. Her next bigscreen role will be in Warner Bros.’ “Dolphin Tale,” due in September.

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