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Starz renews 'The Missing' for season 2

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The Missing has been renewed for an eight-episode second season, Starz announced Tuesday.

The Golden Globe-nominated series, which tracks the fallout and manhunt after the sudden disappearance of 5-year-old Oliver Hughes, will pick up with a brand-new case, a new set of characters and a new location in the second season, which will also unfold over two time frames similar to the first season. Harry and Jack Williams are attached to once again write and executive-produce.

“The remarkably talented Williams brothers crafted a beautifully complex and heart wrenching story with The Missing and while the story, character and locations will be different in this new iteration, we anticipate the same captivating long-form storytelling and character development that critics and viewers have responded so well to,” Starz Managing Director Carmi Zlotnik said in a statement. “We have been thrilled with the critical response and look forward to continuing our terrific collaboration with the BBC, New Pictures and Playground Entertainment.”

The first season will conclude on Saturday, Jan. 10 on Starz.