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 Shill.
“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.