Absentia: Stana Katic Thriller Finds Home at Amazon

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Absentia finally has a U.S. home! 

According to Deadline, Amazon has acquired the rights to distribute the series in multiple territories including the U.S., U.K., Australia, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Austria, Netherlands, Singapore and South Korea, and Turkey. 

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The series will debut online in those territories in 2018, while Amazon will also host the series in countries in which the series has already aired on broadcast TV. 

The series tells the story of FBI agent Emily Byrne (Stana Katic) who, while hunting one of Boston’s biggest serial killers, disappears and is declared dead.

Six years later, she is found in a cabin in the woods, with no memory of the years she was missing.

Returning home, she finds out that her husband (Patrick Heusinger) has remarried and her son is being raised by another woman.

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As if that was not bad enough, she soon finds herself implicated in a new series of murders. The series represents Stana Katic's first series regular role after her lengthy stint on ABC's Castle. 

The show is executive produced and directed by Oded Ruskin, alongside executive producers Katic, Julie Glucksman, Matt Cirulnick, and Maria Feldman.

“Absentia is an exciting new thriller which combines family and love with suspense and vindication,” said Brad Beale, VP, Worldwide TV Content Acquisition, Amazon Prime Video.

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“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.”

“Absentia started as a passion project for Sony’s Networks group with a brilliant director and producer and a stellar cast of international talent, all willing to jump into an entirely new model,” said Marie Jacobson, EVP, Programming & Production, Sony Pictures TV Networks.

“We are thrilled to share this premium independent drama series with Amazon’s global viewers.”

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Paul Dailly is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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