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Feb 01, 18

TV Guide: Stana Katic’s Reappearing Act

Stana Katic has a great laugh—a big guffaw, which starts with a half-hollered “a-HA” that oddly makes it more charming, especially early in the morning at Los Angeles International Airport, where being grumpy is usually forgiven. It’s been 20 months since ABC unceremoniously canceled Castle, on which Katic spent eight seasons as Nathan Fillion’s love interest/partner, NYPD detective Kate Beckett. Now the 39-year-old actress is happily headed to Toronto to promote her new Amazon series, Absentia, and bringing up its dark subject matter feels like spoiling the mood.

Katic plays Emily Byrne, a troubled FBI agent who is found in an abandoned cabin six years after she was supposedly executed by a serial killer. She’s had the crap, and the memory, kicked out of her. Where has she been? Who was she with? And how dare her husband (Patrick Heusinger) remarry in the meantime? Emily’s son calls another woman mom. Her dad is ill. Her brother drinks. On the barely bright side, her black Lab knows who she is. Then Emily’s troubles double when she’s accused of murdering the guy who was accused of murdering her.

Absentia is thrilling. It’s bleak. It’s kind of nuts—one scene required that Katic be “trapped” inside a glass water tank, Houdini-style. Yet, over the airport din, the actress chats with such excited smarts (besides being a beautiful former Bond girl, she speaks four languages) about the series, her career and her future that it totally makes sense to smile.

Do you consider this show your big comeback?
Sure? [Laughs] I guess I don’t feel like I was gone that long, you know?

So what made you go, “OK, this is my next role?”
Emily is a survivor. Before taking the role, I’d been reading about people who managed to get through things as horrific as World War II and the Holocaust. The female stories especially intrigue me. I can’t stop thinking to myself, “How did you do that?” Emily is also an antiheroine. People will love and root for her but also hate her.

She’s hateful?
She does some things and makes some choices that viewers aren’t going to like. She, herself, is a mystery in some parts of the season.

How’d you survive the, to put it nicely, physical demands?
Action seems to be part of nearly every role I’ve had in some way. However, this was three-and-a-half months of pretty consistent running, so it was definitely a little more high-velocity. It’s also the first time I’ve had to eat out of a dog bowl. [Laughs] But, I thought, why half-ass it?

Have your parents or siblings seen those bits?
No, they haven’t watched any of it yet. I don’t know what it’s going to be like, but I think it’s going to be tough for them. But they are really proud of me at this stage in my career. They keep asking, “When’s Absentia airing?” and emailing their friends and Facebooking everyone.

Were they supportive when you decided to pursue acting?
They had their concerns, of course. Luckily I made it work!

What was your fallback plan when you started acting?
I didn’t have one! I didn’t want to be anything else, but I did study international relations and pre-law, so I was prepped to go into the world of diplomacy or maybe corporate law.

Those both sound pretty solid. What do you consider the most important moment in your life?
For me, it’s more like important things. In my personal life, it’s important to be able to come home to a loving partner and a beautiful dog. In my career, I just have to constantly remind myself, “OK, wow, this is cool. Be grateful. It’s an amazing thing to be able to play in the world of imagination and move people.” And I know that sounds cliché, but there’s truth in it.

With what attitude are you approaching your 40th birthday later this year?
I haven’t really given it much thought. How do I feel? It’s not something reflected as a big deal in anyone that I admire. I saw Charlize Theron do her thing at 40 and I thought, “Wow, you are exquisite.” It didn’t appear to be a shifting experience for her. Turning 40 feels like something that’s supposed to be a milestone, but I’m barely aware of it. Then again, you’re the first one to ask me.

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Jan 29, 18

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Jan 28, 18

Press Update: ‘Absentia’ Articles


Stana Katic Takes on a Badass Anti-Heroine in Psychological Thriller ‘Absentia’
 
 
Absentia: Stana Katic on Playing the Anti-Hero, Having a Say as EP
 
 
Stana Katic on Absentia: “As soon as you think you know who’s behind it, you’re wrong”
 
 
‘Absentia’ Star Stana Katic on Why She Loves Playing an Anti-Hero
 
 
Castle’s Stana Katic Gets Dark in Absentia
 
 
Stana Katic Previews New Thriller ‘Absentia’ and Opens Up About Harsh ‘Castle’ Exit
 
 
Stana Katic Embraces the Anti-Hero in Her New Absentia Role

 
 


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Jan 22, 18

Video Updates: Interviews with Canadian Press


 
 
 
 

Jan 18, 18

Stana Katic Talks Time’s Up, ‘Castle’ And New Series ‘Absentia’


 
 
 
 

Jan 17, 18

Videos: Stana Katic on The Social & The Morning Show



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Jan 09, 18

Absentia Gets U.S. Premiere Date on Amazon

Stana Katic’s Castle follow-up, Absentia, will make its Stateside debut on Friday, Feb. 2, Amazon has announced. All 10 episodes will be released at once.

A production of Sony Pictures Television’s AXN, the series’ global roll-out began in late September.

Created by Gaia Violo and Matt Cirulnick, Absentia centers on Katic’s Emily Byrne, an FBI agent who, while hunting one of Boston’s most notorious serial killers, disappears without a trace and is declared dead. Six years later, Emily is found in a cabin in the woods, barely alive and with no memory of the years she was missing. Returning home to learn her husband (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce‘s Patrick Heusinger) has remarried and her son (Patrick McCauley) is being raised by another woman (Downton Abbey‘s Cara Theobold), she soon finds herself implicated in a new series of murders.

The series’ ensemble cast also includes Angel Bonanni (Shots Fired), Richard Brake (Ray Donovan), Neil Jackson (Sleepy Hollow), Ralph Ineson (Game of Thrones), Paul Freeman (Da Vinci’s Demons) and Bruno Bichir (The Bridge).

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Nov 15, 17

Stana Katic’s Thriller Drama Series ‘Absentia’ Picked Up By Amazon

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon has acquired Sony Pictures Television Networks’ crime thriller drama Absentia toplined by former Castle star Stana Katic in her return to television.

Prime Video will be the exclusive U.S. home to the series, slated for a 2018 premiere. Amazon also will carry Absentia in several international markets, including the U.K., Australia, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Austria, Netherlands, Singapore and South Korea, and Turkey. The series will also be available in other territories after its linear broadcast debut.

Absentia, created by Gaia Violo and Cirulnick based on a pilot script by Violo. centers on FBI agent Emily Byrne (Katic). While hunting one of Boston’s most notorious serial killers, Agent Byrne disappears without a trace and is declared dead. Six years later, Emily is found in a cabin in the woods, barely alive, and with no memory of the years she was missing. Returning home to learn her husband has remarried and her son is being raised by another woman, she soon finds herself implicated in a new series of murders.

Absentia, produced byTel Aviv-based Masha Productions and distributed by Sony Pictures Television in association with Sony Pictures Television’s International Networks, premiered at the Monte Carlo Television Festival in June and launched on Sony’s AXN channels this fall. It was the number one program in its time slot when it debuted in Spain, Portugal, Romania and Poland.

The series is executive produced and directed by Oded Ruskin, alongside executive producers Katic, Matt Cirulnick, Julie Glucksman, 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. “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 with a 10-episode straight-to-series order by Sony Pictures Television Networks’ AXN last fall for a 2017 premiere on AXN’s worldwide channels and a plan to seek distribution in the U.S. and outside of AXN’s footprint once the show was completed.

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.”

Absentia also stars Patrick Heusinger as Emily’s husband and fellow FBI agent Nick as well as Cara Theobold, Neil Jackson, Angel Bonanni, Richard Brake, Ralph Ineson, Paul Freeman, Bruno Bichir and Patrick McAuley. Here is a trailer released ahead of the series’ debut on AXN.

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Nov 14, 17

Absentia 1×10 Episode Stills & BTS


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