Keshet Studios & David E. Kelley Producing Series for Peacock


Keshet Studios is set to work with David E. Kelley and Universal Television on The Missing, which was given a straight-to-series order by Peacock.

Kelley (Big Little Lies, Nine Perfect Strangers) is adapting the series for U.S. television based on Israeli crime writer Dror A. Mishani’s novel The Missing File, which tells the story of NYPD Detective Avraham Avraham, whose belief in mankind is his superpower when it comes to uncovering the truth.

The Missing will be executive produced by Kelley and his producing partner Matthew Tinker, alongside Mishani, Keshet Studios’ Peter Traugott, Keshet International’s Alon Shrutzman, Keshet Media Group’s Avi Nir and Keshet Broadcasting’s Karni Ziv.

Lisa Katz, president of scripted content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, said: “We are incredibly fortunate to bring this series to Peacock audiences led by iconic producer David E. Kelley, who has shepherded some of today’s most buzz-worthy dramas. We’re looking forward to partnering with Keshet Studios alongside Universal Television to bring this compelling, soulful mystery to life.”

Keshet Studios’ president, Peter Traugott, said: “Our lead character, Avraham Avraham, is one we’ve never seen on TV before; his compassion and approach creates a wishfulment aspect to the show, something we believe could not be more timely and is what TV needs right now. And we are very lucky that he is in the hands of David E. Kelley.”