The second installment of Starz’s anthology crime series “The Missing” premieres on Sunday, Feb. 12 with a new case focused on a child who’s gone missing.
Abigail Hardingham and “The Walking Dead” alum David Morrissey star in the drama’s second season, alongside the only returning player from Season 1, Tchéky Karyo.
“I came to it as a fan,” Morrissey said in an interview with TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell. “I loved the artistry of the first one.”
Season 2 centers on Sam (Morrissey) and his wife, Gemma Webster (played by Keeley Hawes), whose daughter went missing in 2003. Hardingham plays a young British woman who stumbles through the streets of her German hometown and claims to be their missing daughter, Alice Webster.
“It’s told over two time frames — predominantly 2014 and present day,” Morrissey said. “And you don’t really know what’s happened in between.”
Alice’s sudden return causes suspicion in her small community, especially when it is revealed she may hold vital clues to the whereabouts of another missing girl, Sophie Giroux, bringing French detective Julien Baptiste (Karyo) out of retirement.
“It’s kind of about Alice coming back, but also about what’s happened to Sophie,” said Hardingham.
Whether or not Hardingham’s character really is Alice will be one of the driving mysteries of the season, promising plenty of twists and turns throughout the eight-episode run.
“We got all eight scripts a couple of days before we started shooting,” she said, joking that she didn’t really know what she had signed herself up for. “Fortunately, I loved it.”
“The Missing” Season 2 premieres Sunday, February 12 at 8/7c on Starz.