The first episode of “The Missing” Season 2, titled “Come Home,” has been submitted as Starz’s paid entry on the TV academy’s FYC website, Gold Derby has learned exclusively. While the Emmy site is updated frequently, as of this writing “The Missing” is one of only a handful of Best Limited Series contenders with episodes available for voters to watch on their laptops, tablets and phones. This episode may not necessarily be Starz’s official Emmy submission following the nominations, but the premium network feels confident enough to present it to voters to begin the awards conversation.
“The Missing” is Starz’s first foray into the anthology series game, with Tcheky Karyo‘s French detective Julien Baptiste returning from the first season that aired in 2014. In this new eight-part mystery, Baptiste tries to solve the case of a young woman named Alice who returns after going missing back in 2003. The inaugural installment was nominated for two Emmys — Best Limited Series Directing for Tom Shankland and Best Music Composition for Dominik Scherrer — as well as a Golden Globe bid for leading lady Frances O’Connor in the Best Movie/Mini Actress race.
TV critics praised Season 2 when it aired back in the final quarter of 2016. Vicki Hyman (Newark Star-Ledger) raved, “‘The Missing’ is a feast — albeit the most chilly, emotionally devastating feast ever–for armchair sleuths.” And Robert Rorke (New York Post) noted, “‘The Missing’ is a mystery that affects a family as well as community. In a season short on promising shows, this one should be at the top of your list.”
Below, see a detailed look at Starz’s Emmy FYC entry for “The Missing.”
#2.01 “Come Home”
Airdate: October 12, 2016
Written by: Harry Williams & Jack Williams
Directed by: Ben Chanan
Emmy FYC synopsis: When a young woman (who was abducted as a child) returns to her hometown, her family is thrown into turmoil. Her name is Alice Webster. Two years later, detective Julien Baptiste resumes the search for another girl.
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