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‘The Missing’ Gets Sequel From Starz

Second installment of the crime drama will follow a new case, with new characters

“The Missing” has found a second life.

The limited series, which wraps its first installment Jan. 10, has received a greenlight from Starz, the network said on Tuesday.

Like its predecessor, the eight-part sequel will be written by Harry and Jack Williams and unfold over two time frames. However, while the current installment — which stars James Nesbitt and Frances O’Connor — centers on the psychological fallout and ensuing years-long manhunt resulting from the sudden disappearance of five-year-old Oliver Hughes, the sequel will follow a new case, with new characters and a new location.

“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,” Starz managing director Carmi Zlotnik said of the sequel.

“We have been thrilled with the critical response and look forward to continuing our terrific collaboration with the BBC, New Pictures and Playground Entertainment.”

New Pictures produces the series in association with Two Brothers Pictures and Playground Entertainment.