The Missing is a British drama television series. It premiered on 28 October 2014 on BBC One in the UK, and in the US on Starz on 15 November 2014. The eight-part series was written by Harry and Jack Williams and directed by Tom Shankland. It stars James Nesbitt and Frances O’Connor as Tony and Emily Hughes, the parents of a boy missing in France, and Tchéky Karyo as Julien Baptiste, a retired French detective put in charge of leading the case.A second series has been commissioned which will feature a new case, thus marking The Missing as an anthology series.PlotSeries 1The series focuses on Tony Hughes, who in the summer of 2006, during the FIFA World Cup, travels from England to northern France for a holiday with his wife Emily and 5 year old son Oliver. Not long after entering France, their car breaks down, forcing them to spend the night in the small town of Chalons du Bois. One evening, Tony and Oliver visit a crowded outdoor bar, where the quarterfinals football match is being watched. Tony loses sight of his son, never to find him again.Eight years later, in 2014, Oliver has not yet been found, police have closed the investigation, and the couple are divorced. Although Tony never stopped looking for his son, after seeing a recent picture of the French village where a little boy is wearing a scarf identical to the one Oliver was wearing the day he disappeared, and that was specially made for him with a unique insignia, Tony gets back on track, and with the help of retired detective Baptiste Julien, who led the original investigation, he starts to put the pieces together while the police decides to officially reopen the case.