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Stana Katic Thriller Absentia Finds U.S. Home on Amazon


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Amazon has added the thriller Absentia, starring and executive produced by Castle’s Stana Katic, to its lineup of original drama series.

All episodes will debut exclusively on Prime Video in the U.S., as well as in select markets globally, including Australia, Austria, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey and the U.K. The series, premiering in 2018, will also be available in additional territories after its linear broadcast debut.

Absentia centers on FBI agent Emily Byrne (Katic), who disappears without a trace while hunting one of Boston’s most notorious serial killer sand is declared dead. Six years later, she is found in a cabin in the woods, barely alive, and with no memory of the time she was missing. She returns home to learn her husband has remarried and her son is being raised by another woman, and she soon finds herself implicated in a new series of murders.

“Absentia is an exciting new thriller which combines family and love with suspense and vindication,” said Brad Beale, the VP of worldwide TV content acquisition at Amazon Prime Video. “Prime members worldwide are going to love this well-written show with remarkable performances by a terrific ensemble cast led by Stana Katic in her newest lead role.”



About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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