At the Monte-Carlo television festival this year, two series were presented in preview: The Last Tycoon and Absentia .

I’ve already told you about the first, now it’s the turn of the second. The series created by Oded Ruskin – the origin of False Flag , Homeland ‘s Israeli air program – Absentia is an international collaboration.

Stana Katic, who follows just after the end of Castle , and also Patrick Heusinger, not yet well known (seen in Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce ) and who takes down a leading role here.

The new thriller comes straight from AXN and, to tell you the truth, I did not know at all what channel is dependent on Sony Pictures. It is available in some European countries, and it is to promote its European subsidiary that for the first time it financed with Absentia an original program that was filmed in Bulgaria.

The disadvantage is that no American or French channel has acquired the rights for the time being , whereas the program will be released on September 25 on AXN.

Absentia, what is that talking about?

Emily Byrne is an FBI agent who was held hostage for three years and then missed for another three years, which resurfaced overnight without being able to tell what happened to her.

Did you think of Castle when the writer played by Nathan Fillion disappears having forgotten everything? Yes, before I see the episode. Because really, the tone has nothing to do here.

In the meantime, Emily Byrne’s husband, Nick, has resurrected in Absentia with another woman who raises her son (cuckoo Alias ), and feels torn between the feelings he still feels for his ex-wife and Its fidelity to the present.

So we will follow them to understand what really happened, if it’s a conspiracy or if Emily has become a double agent linked to a series of murders.

Absentia, the new Homeland?

Only the first episode was screened in Monte Carlo, but in any case, it makes you want to see more.

There are many similarities between Homeland and Absentia .

At the level of the investor team already, since the Israeli producers are those who produced Hatufim , the series that inspired Homeland .

But also in terms of tone. Dark and a little stuffy, this thriller is approaching the family drama.

The heroine must prove, against all odds, that his version of the facts is the true one. And even if her loved ones want to support her, they are still in delicate situations where they do not know how to react.

Stana Katic and Patrick Heusinger present their characters in Absentia

Do you know how hard it is to not sully someone you really like? I had to control myself for Stana Katic because I love Castle – which was not at all the subject of his presence here.

And the actress was really nice and pleasant despite her apparent shyness.

In the same way, Patrick Heusinger was very accessible, and it shows that he is super motivated and invested in Absentia , his first series as a lead!

 

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