The Missing Series 2 Released On DVD This Christmas

The Missing, which returned to BBC One for series two this week with Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty) and David Morrissey (Blackpool) as the parents of a missing child, is set to for a DVD and Blu-ray release this Christmas courtesy of RLJ Entertainment’s Acorn Label.

In series two of The Missing, it’s late 2014 and a young British woman stumbles through the streets of a small town in Germany and collapses. Her name is Alice Webster (Abigail Hardingham), and she went missing from the very same town eleven years ago.

Her return sends shock waves through the tight-knit local community, as her family are thrown into turmoil. As the search for the abductor gathers pace, Alice also appears to hold vital clues to the whereabouts of a second missing girl, Sophie Giroux, whose disappearance was investigated back in 2003 by French detective Julien Baptiste (Tchéky Karyo).

In present day, Alice’s parents Sam (David Morrissey) and Gemma (Keeley Hawes) are barely speaking, whilst Alice’s brother, Matthew (Jake Davies), has become violent and withdrawn. Meanwhile Julien is in Iraq, following a clue that he believes is key to finding the person who abducted the girls.

Harry Williams said: “We didn’t want to recreate the same story, we wanted to do something different. Rather than losing someone, it’s about finding someone, and whether that is the happy ending that everyone thinks it is.”

Jack Williams said: “What’s crucial about the show is that it’s all about how people have changed, and one of the central questions you ask is, what’s happened to them in the meantime? How did they get from there to here?”

“You look at Sam, Gemma, and Matthew, in the past, and the way they respond to the return of Alice. Then you see them in the present, and they’re so fractured and on different trajectories. It just shows the different way they deal with this, in quite a stark way.”

The Missing series two airs Wednesdays at 9pm on BBC One, and arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on 26th December 2016 alongside a box-set containing both series one and two.