Amazon unveils Absentia trailer and February release date
VOD News | On 10, Jan 2018
Stana Katic thriller Absentia will arrive on Amazon Prime Video this February, Amazon has confirmed, and a new trailer gives us a taste of what’s in store.
Starring and executive produced by the Castle star, the series centres on FBI agent Emily Byrne (Katic). While hunting one of Boston’s most notorious serial killers, Agent Byrne disappears without a trace and is declared dead. Six years later, Emily is found in a cabin in the woods, barely alive and with no memory of the years she was missing. Returning home to learn her husband has remarried and her son is being raised by another woman, she soon finds herself implicated in a new series of murders.
Katic is joined by Patrick Heusinger (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back) as Emily’s husband and fellow FBI agent, Nick, who struggles with the guilt that he stopped looking for Emily and his feelings for her that have resurfaced—especially now that he’s married to another woman. Nick is now tasked with the unthinkable: having to bring Emily into custody as the prime suspect in a string of shocking new murders. Forced to prove her innocence, Emily goes on the run. But the closer Emily gets to answers, the more she puts herself and her family in danger.
In addition to Katic and Heusinger, other cast members include Cara Theobold (Downton Abbey), Neil Jackson (Sleepy Hollow), Angel Bonanni (False Flag), Richard Brake (Game of Thrones), Ralph Ineson (Game of Thrones), Paul Freeman (The Dogs of War), Bruno Bichir (Narcos) and Patrick McAuley (The Conjuring 2).
All 10 episodes will debut on Amazon Prime Video worldwide on Friday 2nd February. Here’s the trailer:
Amazon acquires Stana Katic thriller Absentia
16th November 2017
Amazon has acquired the exclusive rights to crime thriller Absentia, starring Stana Katic.
The actress, known for her role in Castle, will return to the small screen to play FBI agent Emily Byrne, who disappears while hunting one of Boston’s most notorious serial killers. Declared dead, she is found in a cabin in the woods six years later, with no memory of what happened. She goes home, only to find her husband with a new wife and her son raised by another woman – and herself implicated a new string of murders.
Katie is joined by Patrick Heusinger as Emily’s husband – and fellow FBI agent – Nick, as well as Cara Theobold, Neil Jackson, Angel Bonanni, Richard Brake, Ralph Ineson, Paul Freeman, Bruno Bichir and Patrick McAuley.
The series is created by Gaia Violo and Cirulnick, based on a pilot script by Violo. Produced by Tel Aviv-based Masha Productions and distributed by Sony Pictures Television in association with Sony’s International Networks, it premiered at the Monte Carlo Television Festival this year, before successfully launching on Sony’s AXN channels in countries including Spain, Portugal, Romania and Poland. The series is directed by Oded Ruskin, who exec produced alongside Katic, Matt Cirulnick, Julie Glucksman and Maria Feldman.
“Absentia is an exciting new thriller which combines family and love with suspense and vindication,” Brad Beale, Amazon VP, Worldwide TV Content Acquisition, in a statement. “Prime members worldwide are going to love this well written show with remarkable performances by a terrific ensemble cast led by Stana Katic in her newest lead role.”
“Absentia started as a passion project for Sony’s Networks group with a brilliant director and producer and a stellar cast of international talent, all willing to jump into an entirely new model,” adds Marie Jacobson, EVP, Programming & Production, Sony Pictures TV Networks. “We are thrilled to share this premium independent drama series with Amazon’s global viewers.”