Stana Katic may brandish a badge yet again.
The Castle alum is in final talks to headline Absentia, a crime thriller that has received a straight-to-series order from Sony Pictures Television Networks’ AXN (which previously has commissioned Crossing Lines and Hannibal).
Per our sister site Deadline, the series — which has yet to be shopped to U.S. networks/outlets — follows a female FBI agent who, while hunting down one of Boston’s most notorious serial killers, vanishes without a trace and is declared dead. Six years later, the G-woman is found in a cabin in the woods, clinging onto life and with no memory of her missing time. Returning home, she not only discovers that her (stupid, stupid) husband has remarried, she also finds herself implicated in a series of murders.
“Absentia is the perfect blend of crime thriller and character-driven drama for the AXN audience,” Sony Pictures Television Networks EVP Marie Jacobson said in a statement. “With a strong lead, Matt [Cirulnick]’s writing and Oded [Ruskin]’s direction, we have a signature series packed with suspense, surprise and emotional turns.”
The 10-episode series will begin filming early next year, to premiere sometime in 2017 on AXN’s worldwide channels. Once again, a Stateside home for the series has not yet been pursued/secured.
What say you, Katic fans? Sound like a great fit?