No sooner has one Williams brothers series finished, another one is just starting to crank up. We’re a month or so away from the second series of The Missing – this time starring the excellent Keeley Hawes and David Morrissey – but a new teaser has hit the streets, featuring the gravel-voiced Tchéky Karyo’s Julien Baptiste in fine, foreboding form. It doesn’t reveal too much, but it does tell us that there’s a different spin in this second series – that of a missing child who reappears after 12 years after her initial disappearance.
The Radio Times says:
We’ll see Baptiste “race across Europe to pursue a 12-year-old case that he never let die.” The case of Alice Webster (Abigail Hardingham), a young British woman who went missing in 2003 only to mysteriously turn up in her German hometown in 2014.
“It’s the other side of the coin to series one,” say writers Harry and Jack Williams, “an exploration of loss, of freedom, of how the past can shape the present in myriad ways that we cannot fully understand. It’s bigger, more ambitious, and we’re delighted to have such a brilliantly talented cast joining Julien Baptiste for a new case.”