Emily Byrne (Stana Katic) in Absentia. Photo copyright of Showcase Network.
Starring and executive produced by Canadian Stana Katic (Castle), all-new drama series Absenita centres on FBI agent Emily Byrne (Katic). While hunting one of Boston's most notorious serial killers, Emily disappears without a trace and is declared dead. Six years later, she is 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 has remarried and her son is being raised by another woman, she soon finds herself implicated in a new series of murders. The series premieres Sunday, January 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on Showcase in Canada.
Absentia also stars Patrick Heusinger (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back) as Emily's husband and fellow FBI agent, Nick, who struggles with the guilt that he stopped looking for Emily, and his feelings for her that have resurfaced – especially now that he's remarried. Nick is now tasked with the unthinkable: having to bring Emily into custody as the prime suspect in a string of shocking new murders. Forced to prove her innocence, Emily goes on the run. But the closer Emily gets to answers, the more she puts herself and her family in danger.
The series’ ensemble cast includes Cara Theobold (Downton Abbey), Neil Jackson (Sleepy Hollow), Angel Bonanni (False Flag), Richard Brake (Game of Thrones), Ralph Ineson (Game of Thrones), Paul Freeman (The Dogs of War), Bruno Bichir (Narcos), and Patrick McAuley ( The Conjuring 2).
Absentia, produced by Masha Productions and distributed by Sony Pictures Television in association with Sony Pictures Television's International Networks, garnered much fanfare when it opened this year's Monte Carlo Television Festival and marks Katic's first leading television role since Castle. Viewers can catch up on full episodes of Absentia on Showcase On Demand – please check with service provider for details.
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