BBC confirms second series of ‘The Missing’ and releases trailer – watch

Series two of the hit drama will feature a different story, character and locations

BBC One’s hit drama series The Missing is to return for a second series, the broadcaster has confirmed.

The final instalment of the eight-part drama starring James Nesbitt as the father of a boy missing in France aired last night (December 16), but the episode’s ending was followed by a trailer promising: “A new case. The Missing will return.”

The BBC made The Missing in partnership with US premium cable network Starz, which confirmed last night (December 16) that the drama will be back with a new series of episodes of eight episodes written once again by brothers Harry and Jack Williams, but featuring new characters and a different location.

“The remarkably talented Williams brothers crafted a beautifully complex and heart-wrenching story with The Missing,” said Starz’ managing director Carmi Zlotnik in a press statement. “And while the story, character and locations will be different in this new iteration, we anticipate the same captivating longform storytelling and character development that critics and viewers have responded so well to.”

The Missing is nominated for two prizes at next month’s Golden Globe Awards: Best Miniseries or Television Film, and Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film for Frances O’Connor’s performance as the mother of the missing boy.