Cast & Plot Details Announced For Season 2 Of Stana Katic’s ‘Absentia’
Amazon renewed the Stana Katic fronted drama ‘Absentia‘ earlier this year for a 2nd Season, but didn’t release any details about where the story would lead the Katic’s FBI agent. Today, we have a bit more info.
starring and executive produced by ‘Castle’s Stana Katic, ‘Absentia’ centres on 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, Emily 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 had remarried and her son was being raised by another woman, she soon found herself implicated in a new series of murders.
In season two, after tracking down and killing her abductor, Emily struggles for a tenuous new normal with son Flynn and ex-husband Nick. But her obsessive investigation into the questions that haunt her uncovers a serial killer and a spiralling conspiracy that threatens more than just her family.
“Absentia really resonated with our Prime Video audience who were enthralled by the thrilling storyline and complicated characters,” commented 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 Emily could have ever imagined in season two.”
New cast members joining for season two include Matthew Le Nevez (‘The Widow’) and Natasha Little (‘The Night Manager’). Le Nevez will portray the character Cal Isaac, a rugged ex-Navy SEAL with a disarmingly upbeat disposition. Cal’s familiar with the demons that chase Emily and proves to be a loyal and sympathetic counterpart to the series heroine. Little will play Special Agent Julianne Gunnarsen, an accomplished, enigmatic and beautiful FBI Profiler with a chilly efficiency who joins the ranks of the Boston FBI Field Office after a deadly terrorist attack rocks the city.
Other returning cast includes Cara Theobold (‘Downton Abbey’) as Alice, Nick’s new wife, Neil Jackson (‘Sleepy Hollow’) as Emily’s older stepbrother, Angel Bonanni (‘False Flag’) as Boston Police detective Tommy Gibbs, Paul Freeman (‘The Dogs of War’) as Emily’s father, and Patrick McAuley (‘The Conjuring 2’) as Emily’s son, Flynn. Patrick Heusinger also returns for season two as Emily’s ex-husband and Special Agent Nick Durand.
‘Absentia‘, which airs on Amazon Prime in the UK, doesn’t yet have a premiere date, but the show is currently shooting in Bulgaria, so we’d expect it to land at some point in the earlier half of 2019. We’ll let you know when we have an exact date.