‘The Missing’ Gets Second Season Order From Starz

The Missing Renewed Starz

Starz is going the “True Detective” route with “The Missing.”

The much-praised miniseries chiller about the disappearance of a 5-year-old boy has been ordered for an eight-episode second season that will follow a new missing-persons case. A co-production with the BBC, “Missing” is in the midst of its run on Starz and last week earned a Golden Globe nom for miniseries and an acting nom for star Frances O’Connor.

Brothers Harry and Jack Williams will again write the eight episodes of season two.

“The remarkably talented Williams brothers crafted a beautifully complex and heart wrenching story with ‘The Missing’ and while the story, character and locations will be different in this new iteration, we anticipate the same captivating long-form storytelling and character development that critics and viewers have responded so well to,” said Starz managing director Carmi Zlotnik.

Limited series done in season-long anthology formats are the rage in cable dramas right now thanks to the success of HBO’s “Detective,” FX’s “Fargo” and “American Horror Story.” FX aims to launch a true-crime narrative franchise under the “American Crime Story” banner next year, starting with a look at the O.J. Simpson murder saga.

The second season of “Missing” will be an entirely new case but it’s unclear if any characters from season one might return.

“Missing” is shepherded by the BBC, New Pictures and Colin Callender’s Playground Entertainment. Willow Grylls, Charlie Pattinson and Elaine Pyke are exec producers for New Pictures; Harry and Jack Williams for Two Brothers Pictures; Polly Hill for the BBC and Callender for Playground Entertainment.

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  1. Joan says:

    feel this finished up in the air does not feel like it should end here !

  2. Dave says:

    I thought was a great run. Look forward
    to 2

  3. Heaven forbid we have a happy ending after all the gut wrenching. But, I guess that is reality isn’t it?

  4. Janice Egan says:

    can someone explain why the opening scene from eps 8 has that picture in ice. i reallythought he
    was in russia and then at the end when tony was looking there. just thought season 2 would find
    the boy. great portrayal on how the loss of oli really destroyed the father. shows how deep feelings control our lives.

  5. MR says:

    Every actor was superb, but I would most like to see the character of Julian return. A great detective character who is also presented as an empathetic, patient, and caring person — we need more characters like that.

  6. m27ny says:

    It was good, but as a mother of a 4 year old boy I couldn’t just watch it, I was overwhelmed with negative feelings, it was just too much. I don’t know if I’ll be able to watch another season, not if it’s going to be so depressing.

  7. Ruth222 says:

    I thought this was one of the best mini series ever seen on British TV for a long time- would have to go back to the first “Killing” series. The characters played had their “dark sides” who were the “monsters”? I’m not going to spoil it but it was not “sewn-up” at the end.

  8. Bruce100 says:

    From the looks of the trailer shown after the BBC broadcast of the finale last night, it looks like Julien Baptiste might return.

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