Eén working with BBC on new drama series The Missing
Flemish public broadcaster VRT’s leading channel Eén is co-producing a new drama series with the BBC about a British boy who goes missing on holiday
Series stars several Flemish actors
The story concerns a young boy who goes missing while on holiday in France and follows police and parents as they try to find him. Despite the lack of success, the boy’s father, played by Nesbitt, refuses to give up the search, even years later, eventually throwing his marriage into jeopardy. De Voogdt (pictured) plays someone of interest in the case, once it is re-opened by a keen French detective.
“We’re extremely pleased with this co-operation between the BBC and Eén,” said Elly Vervloet, Eén’s deputy network manager. “Following Parade’s End and The White Queen, The Missing is the third major drama series in which Eén has been a partner.”
The series is scheduled to shoot in across Belgium over the next three months. Other Flemish actors involved include Johan Leysen (Het Vonnis, The Spiral), Hilde Heijnen (Parade’s End, In Flanders Fields) and Lotte Heijtenis (Zot van A, Jes), while the crew includes many local industry professionals. The series will eventually air on BBC One, Eén and Starz in the US.
Photo by Mark De Vilder/VRT