As expected, The Missing has been cancelled after two seasons.
Co-creators Harry and Jack Williams confirmed to Digital Spy that the Starz/BBC mystery thriller wont resurface for Season 3.
However, the duo hope to continue to franchise in the form of a spinoff series. Said Harry:
“We want to do something with Tcheky [Karyo, who plays Baptiste] again – we want to keep that character alive. I think we will revisit him in some form or another.
I’d be leaning towards a spin-off, personally. But God knows what any of the channels think.”
“This is totally just us talking – but we’d like to see Baptiste again, we’d like to revisit the tone and the feel of that world.
We don’t want to do it, like, ‘More missing children!’ – but revisiting him, and the feel of The Missing, is something we have started talking about in the last couple of months. So hopefully there may be news on that soon.”
While The Missing performed well amongst viewers and critics, the duo admitted they are “terrified” of following up the first two seasons with a third. Said Jack:
“We were so pleased that people liked The Missing. You don’t want them to be like, ‘Oh, and then they made the third one and it was shit!'”
“We felt like we got away with it on the second series,” Harry said, with Jack adding: “It wasn’t good for quite a while. When we watched the first episode, it needed a lot of work. It improved, thankfully. I’m glad no-one saw the first edit!”