Back in 2014, the Williams brothers’ The Missing enthralled viewers with its choppy narrative and emotional story of parents searching for their missing son, who had disappeared while on holiday in France. It was soon announced that a second series had been commissioned and that an all-new story would be at its heart. Now we know that story, and we now know when the eight-part story will start.
This is what we know of the story so far: It’s late 2014 and through the streets of Eckhausen in Germany and collapses. Her name is Alice Webster – and she was abducted from the same town 11 years ago.Her return sends shock waves through the tight-knit local community, as her family thrown into turmoil. As the search for the abductor gathers pace, Alice also appears to hold vital clues to the whereabouts of a second missing girl, Sophie Giroux, whose disappearance was investigated back in 2003 by French detective Julien Baptiste.
In present day, Alice’s parents Sam and Gemma are barely speaking, whilst Alice’s brother, Matthew, has become violent and withdrawn. Julien is in Iraq, following a clue that he believes is key to finding the person who abducted the girls.
Alice Webster is played by Abigail Hardingham, Julien Baptiste by Tchéky Karyo, Sam Webster by David Morrissey, Gemma Webster by Keeley Hawes and Matthew Webster by Jake Davies.
The Missing: Wednesday 12th October, 9pm, BBC1