The Missing to return for second series

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 December 2014
James in The Missing

James Nesbitt

BBC drama 'The Missing' is to return for a second series, it has been confirmed

'The Missing' is to return for a second series.

The BBC drama has been a big success with viewers, attracting an audience of eight million people, and following the gripping finale to the first series, in which the mystery of who abducted Oliver Hughes was revealed, fans will already be looking forward to what the next season has in store.

A message at the end of the finale said: "To lose somebody can destroy a person. But to find them again, when so much has passed. Well. Sometimes, that can be worse."

Meanwhile, the writers of the show, brothers Jack and Harry Williams, have revealed they're looking forward to delivering something that's even more "ambitious" with the new series.

They said: "We always knew the story of Oliver Hughes would have an ending. But in writing the first series we found there were many themes and issues we didn't have the chance to explore.

"The response to the show has been fantastic, and we're thrilled to be telling a brand new story which we hope will surprise and intrigue and tell an even bigger tale on an even more ambitious canvas."

Jack Williams added: "All we can say is that this series will have closure. We don't want people to leave feeling frustrated.

"You feel a responsibility. I hope people do enjoy the ending. I think it's very true to the very first hour that you see."

James Nesbitt starred as Oliver's dad Tony Hughes in the first series, however the second season will be led by different characters and will also be set in a new location.

It's not confirmed yet whether the 49-year-old actor will return for the new series, which will focus on the disappearance of an adult rather than a child.

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