David Morrissey, the English actor perhaps best known for his role as the Governor on “The Walking Dead,” will star in the second season of the Starz/BBC mystery drama “The Missing.”
He’s joined by Keeley Hawes and Season 1 alum Tchéky Karyo, who reprises his role as detective Julien Baptiste.
While the first season featured James Nesbitt and Frances O’Connor as the parents of a boy missing in France, Season 2 will introduce a new case, new characters and a new setting.
This time, Morrissey and Hawes star as Sam and Gemma, whose daughter Alice disappeared in 2003. In 2014, a young British woman named Alice Webster (Abigail Hardingsham) stumbles through the streets of her German hometown, after having been missing for 11 years, sending shock waves through the small community. Told in dual timelines, flitting between 2014 and the present, “The Missing” will follow Alice’s family as they are thrown back into a turmoil that threatens to tear them apart at the seams. When French missing person’s detective (Karyo) races across Europe to pursue a 12-year-old case that he never let die, the series begins to explore the murky morality and emotional complexity of what happens when the missing child you’ve been longing to return actually comes back.
Production has begun on Season 2, but no premiere date has been announced.