Thursday, September 13, 2018

Amazon Renews 'Absentia' for Season 2

Amazon has picked up the U.S. and select international broadcast rights for the upcoming second season of the original drama series Absentia starring Stana Katic. Production on the new episodes has now begun in Bulgaria for a premiere in 2019.

In the new season, after tracking down and killing her abductor, Emily (Katic) struggles for a tenuous new normal with her son and ex-husband. But her obsessive investigation into the questiosn that haunt her uncovers a serial killer and a spiraling conspiracy that threatens more than just her family.

In addition to Katic, the drama stars Patrick Heusinger, Cara Theobold, Neil Jackson, Angel Bonanni, Paul Freeman, Patrick McAuley, Natasha Little and Matthew Le Nevez.

Gaia Violo and Matt Cirulnick created the drama. They executive produce with Katic, Julie Glucksman, Maria Feldman and Oded Ruskin. Sony Pictures Television produces.

"Absentia really resonated with our Prime Video audience who were enthralled by the thrilling storyline and complicated characters," said Vernon Sanders, Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios. "Stana Katic is immensely talented and we look forward to her peeling away the layers of a twisted conspiracy that is deeper than her character could have ever imagined in season two."