Amazon renews Absentia for Season 3
Staff Reporter | On 30, Sep 2019Reading time: 2 mins
Amazon has renewed Absentia for a third season.
The psychological thriller, starring and executive produced by Castle’s Stana Katic, follows FBI agent Emily Byrne (Katic), who disappeared without a trace and was declared dead after hunting one of Boston’s most notorious serial killers. Six years later, she was 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, Special Agent Nick Durand (Patrick Heusinger, Casual), had remarried and her son, Flynn (Patrick McAuley, The Conjuring 2), was being raised by another woman, she soon found herself implicated in a new series of murders.
The show, which first launched on Sony’s AXN channels, was picked up by Amazon in the UK and has now become an Amazon original, renewed for a second season last autumn. The sophomore run, which arrived this summer, saw Emily struggling to define her new normal as a mother and a survivor of six years of physical and mental torture. Even while she rebuilt her relationship with her son, Emily still couldn’t shake the darkness of her past. She enlisted Boston police detective Tommy Gibbs (Angel Bonanni, False Flag) in a secret investigation of her mysterious history – only for the case to turn deadly.
Now, just as the summer comes to an end, Amazon has already ordered a third run. Season 3 will follow the aftermath of one of Nick Durand’s (Patrick Heusinger) criminal cases hitting too close to home, threatening the lives of the family Emily is trying to hold together. Can she trust and love again and find her place in the world?
Geoff Bell and Josette Simon will join the cast, reports Variety, with Bell to play Colin Dawkins, a “professional fixer for an international criminal organisation”, and Simon to play Rowena Kincade, a “former instructor at Quantico and career intelligence agent with MI5 and MI6”.
Alongside Katic and Heusinger, other returning cast members include Neil Jackson, Matthew Le Nevez, Natasha Little, Paul Freeman and Patrick McAuley. Behind the camera, Will Pascoe (Orphan Black) has been tapped as showrunner.