BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The second installment in The Missing, Starz's thriller anthology series, is scheduled to premiere on Feb. 12.
Starring David Morrissey from The Walking Dead and Keeley Hawes from MI-5, the eight-episode, limited series has already aired in the United Kingdom, earning critical acclaim and high ratings. It was written by Harry and Jack Williams, and directed by Ben Chanan.
Season 2 will introduce a new case, characters and location. Season 1, which was broadcast in 2014, took place primarily in France and followed the anguished parents of a young boy who vanished while his family was on vacation.
"The anthology series follows parents Sam and Gemma Webster, whose daughter, Alice, went missing in 2003," a synopsis for Season 2 revealed. "Eleven years later, a young British woman [played by Abigail Hardingham] stumbles through the streets of her German hometown and announces herself as Alice Webster, the girl who went missing over a decade prior. Alice's sudden return causes ripples of suspicion through the small community, especially when it is revealed she may hold vital clues to the whereabouts of another missing girl, Sophie Giroux, who vanished shortly before Alice. Haunted by the unsolved Giroux case, French detective Julien Baptiste [played by Tchéky Karyo] is motivated out of retirement to follow new information that Alice may have on Sophie's disappearance. Told across three timelines, flitting between 2014 and the present day, we follow Alice's family as they are thrown into a turmoil that threatens to tear them apart at the seams."