There’s a good chance Stana Katic will return to U.S. TV screens this year in the limited series Absentia. It’s produced by Sony’s AXN which is a foreign market channel but does not broadcast in the U.S. In order for the series to air in the United States, a channel or streaming will need to purchase the rights. My sources tell me Sony is actively looking for a partner.
That said, when the news breaks. We’ll share it.
The show is currently filming overseas in Sofia, Bulgaria which is sometimes called Eastern Europe’s Hollywood. Dozens of feature films and those crazy cable movies have been filmed in Bulgaria over the past two decades. I know people who have filmed there and have said the film industry people are some of the best, most talented they’ve known.
About Absentia (from Hollywood Reporter)
Owned by Sony Pictures Television, the premium cable/satellite and cable network has picked up 10 episodes of the crime thriller about an FBI agent (Katic) who disappears while hunting one of Boston’s most notorious serial killers. Six years after being declared dead, 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.
Absentia will be executive produced by writer Matt Cirulnick (South Beach). It is based on a script originally written by Gaia Violo. Oded Ruskin (Israeli series False Flag) will direct all 10 episodes. Tel Aviv-based Masha TV’s Maria Feldman (Homeland, False Flag), Ruskin and Julie Glucksman will produce the series for AXN. Marie Jacobson, exec vp, programming and production at Sony Pictures Television Networks, commissioned the series for Sony’s AXN channels.
Patrick Heusinger (Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, Gossip Girl) has been cast as Katic’s ex-husband.