The Missing gets second series commission & teaser trailer

BBC One teases second series of hit drama

The Missing

Following the conclusion of the popular first series of The Missing, BBC One has recommissioned a second, 8-part series which was announced via a teaser trailer at the end of the finale.

Series one, starring James Nesbitt and Frances O’Connor attracted an audience of over 7 million viewers, with viewers enthralled by the missing case of Oliver Hughes (Oliver Hunt), which came to a conclusion yesterday (16 Dec). The second series will once again be written by Harry and Jack Williams and will be told over two time frames but with a new case, new characters and new location.

The trailer was accompanied by a voice over from the lead French detective, Julien Batiste (Tcheky Karyo) who teased: “To lose somebody can destroy a person. But to find them again, when so much has passed… Well. Sometimes…that can be worse.”

Writers Harry and Jack Williams, say: “We always knew that the story of Oliver Hughes would have an ending. But in writing the first series we found there were many themes and issues we didn’t have the chance to explore. The response to the show has been fantastic, and we’re thrilled to be telling a brand new story which we hope will surprise and intrigue and tell an even bigger tale on an even more ambitious canvas.”

Charlotte Moore, Controller, BBC One, says: “The Missing surprised at every turn, weaving a gripping and complex story across two timescales which kept viewers guessing til the very end and demonstrated the range and ambition of drama on BBC One. I’m really pleased to announce that the incredible team behind the series will bring a new case to our BBC One audience and we can guarantee another challenging, contemporary story written by Harry and Jack Williams.”

The Missing is produced by New Pictures in association with Two Brothers Pictures, the second series of The Missing will transmit on BBC One in the UK and STARZ in the US.

Watch the teaser trailer below…