BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Starz announced today that all eight episodes of the Golden Globe® and Emmy® award-nominated thriller “The Missing” will be made available for STARZ subscribers on the STARZ app and streaming services, as well as STARZ ON DEMAND simultaneously with its network premiere on Sunday, February 12.
Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht said, “The STARZ series ‘The Girlfriend Experience’ and ‘Flesh and Bone’ experienced considerable growth in binge watching over the course of their seasons, and we believe the same success will hold true for ‘The Missing.’ The thriller aspect of the season is such an adrenaline rush, that we believe many viewers will want to watch more than one episode at a time. It’s truly addictive storytelling.”
Named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the “25 Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2017,” “The Missing” is written by Harry and Jack Williams (“One of Us,” “Fleabag”) and solely directed by Ben Chanan (“The Last Kingdom,” “Cyberbully”). Produced by New Pictures in association with Two Brothers Pictures and Playground for BBC One and Starz, the 8-episode limited series introduces a new case with new characters in a new location.
The premiere episode of “The Missing” second installment will also be available in a free, nationwide preview on February 6, nearly one week prior to the season premiere on Sunday, February 12 on STARZ. The episode will be available to STARZ subscribers via the STARZ app and STARZ ON DEMAND, online at Starz.com and through participating U.S. cable, satellite and telco affiliates as well as participating OTT partners beginning Monday, February 6 at 12:01 AM ET through February 12.
Future episodes of the highly-anticipated limited series will premiere weekly at 8:00 ET/PT on STARZ airing every Sunday night through April 2. All eight episodes of “The Missing” will be available exclusively for STARZ subscribers on the STARZ app and STARZ ON DEMAND beginning February 12 at 12:01 AM ET.
About “The Missing”
The anthology series follows parents Sam (David Morrissey) and Gemma Webster (Keeley Hawes), whose daughter, Alice, went missing in 2003. Eleven years later, a young British woman stumbles through the streets of her German hometown and announces herself as Alice Webster (Abigail Hardingham), the girl who went missing over a decade prior. Alice’s sudden return causes ripples of suspicion through the small community, especially when it is revealed she may hold vital clues to the whereabouts of another missing girl, Sophie Giroux, who vanished shortly before Alice. Haunted by the unsolved Giroux case, French detective Julien Baptiste (Tchéky Karyo) is motivated out of retirement to follow new information that Alice may have on Sophie’s disappearance. Told across three timelines, flitting between 2014 and the present day, we follow Alice’s family as they are thrown into a turmoil that threatens to tear them apart at the seams.
The first installment of “The Missing” premiered on STARZ in 2014 and was hugely successful among viewers and critics, receiving two Golden Globe® award nominations and one Emmy® award nomination. The limited series also received four BAFTA® Television Award nominations and a nomination Critics’ Choice® Television Awards. Available right now, STARZ subscribers can stream and download the first installment of “The Missing” on the STARZ app.
The STARZ app is offered on a variety of devices such as: Xbox One, Apple TV (4th gen and newer), iPhones and iPads running iOS 8.0 or higher, Roku®, Sony Android TV, as well as most Android phones, tablets and TV devices. For a complete list of supported devices, please visit www.starz.com/settings/faq.
STARZ subscriptions can be purchased directly on Starz.com or through the App StoreSM, Google Play or Roku for $8.99 per month with a 7-day free trial for new subscribers.
STARZ subscribers also receive instant access to more than 3,600 selections available via the app each month, including STARZ hit series ranging from “Black Sails,” “Power,” “Outlander” and the upcoming “American Gods,” premiering this year; to Hollywood hits and popular movies including Ghostbusters, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Inside Out, Concussion, The Good Dinosaur, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and Ant-Man.
STARZ subscribers from participating cable, satellite and telco partners can also authenticate and view STARZ content in the app including every episode of every season of the best of STARZ’s original programming, as well as the biggest, most extensive movie library of all the premium subscription networks in the U.S.*
In December 2016, the STARZ app was named by Apple® as one of Apple TV's® "10 Best Apps of the Year," and has consistently ranked in the Top 10 Entertainment Top Grossing category on iTunes since its launch in April 2016.
Starz (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is a leading global media and entertainment company that provides premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television networks and produces and distributes content for worldwide audiences, including its investment in the STARZ PLAY Arabia OTT service. Starz is home to the flagship STARZ® brand with 24.5 million subscribers in the United States as of September 30, 2016, with the STARZ ENCORESM network at 31.5 million subscribers. Starz provides high-quality, entertaining premium subscription video programming with 17 premium pay TV channels and associated on-demand and online services, including the STARZ app. Sold through U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and other online and digital platforms, Starz offers subscribers more than 5,000 distinct premium television episodes and feature films every year and up to 1,500 every month, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular movie and television programming.
*source: Starz internal analysis of distinct movie title data for the period 7/1/2015- 6/30/2016.