19 February 2016

Second series of 'The Missing' begins filming

The BBC has confirmed that filming has begun on a second series of critically acclaimed thriller The Missing, with a fresh cast and storyline.

The first season starred James Nesbitt as a troubled man who returns to the scene of his son's disappearance on a French holiday eight years ago because he has learned new information.  It had over 7 million viewers on the BBC each week and received four BAFTA nominations.

In this second eight-part season of the anthology series, Tchéky Karyo (pictured) returns as French missing persons detective Julien Baptiste, with a new case, new characters and a new location.

Told in dual timelines, it follows a couple (David Morrissey and Keeley Hawes) whose lives are torn apart not once but twice. Their 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.

The cast also includes Roger Allam, Laura Fraser and Florian Bartholomäi.