Mar 14, 19

‘Absentia’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On Amazon

 

Amazon has set Friday, June 14 for the season 2 premiere of thriller Absentia,starring and executive produced by Castle alumna Stana Katic. All ten episodes of season two will debut to Prime members in the US, UK, Germany, Australia, Austria, India, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, and other select territories globally. You can watch a teaser trailer above.

Created by Gaia Violo (Blood & Treasure) and Matt Cirulnick (South Beach) and based on a pilot script originally written by Violo, Absentia centers on FBI agent Emily Byrne (Katic), who had disappeared without a trace and was declared dead after hunting one of Boston’s most notorious serial killers. Six years later, Emily was 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, Special Agent Nick Durand (Patrick Heusinger), had remarried and her son, Flynn (Patrick McAuley), was being raised by another woman, she soon found herself implicated in a new series of murders.

In season two, after tracking down and killing her abductor, Emily struggles to define her new normal as a mother and a survivor of six years of physical and mental torture. Even while she rebuilds her relationship with her son, Emily still cannot shake the darkness of her past. She enlists Boston police detective Tommy Gibbs (Angel Bonanni) in a secret investigation of her mysterious history. When the case turns deadly, she risks everything to uncover the truth and protect her family.

Absentia was commissioned for Sony Pictures Television’s international networks, is produced by Masha Productions and distributed by Sony Pictures Television. Oded Ruskin (False Flag), executive produces alongside executive producers Katic, Matt Cirulnick (South Beach), Julie Glucksman (Still Small Voices) and Maria Feldman(False Flag). Directors also include Adam Sanderson (Mermaids) and Kasia Adamik (The Border).

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Mar 09, 19

Absentia Season 2 Episode Stills, BTS & Promotional Photos

I’ve added episode stills for Absentia 2.01 “Casualties” along with miscellaneous BTS photos from social media and a promotional poster and photoshoot. You can find everything at the links below!



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Mar 08, 19

‘Absentia’ Season 2 Trailer, Synopsis & Air Dates

After rescuing her family, clearing her name, and returning to “normal” life, former FBI agent Emily Byrne (Stana Katic) is still riddled with guilt and self-doubt, struggling with the unknown of what truly happened to her during her years of captivity. Hungry for answers, Emily chases down leads with the help of BPD Detective Tommy Gibbs (Angel Bonanni) but only finds more questions.

When a homegrown terrorist attack rocks Boston, the city’s FBI Field Office springs into action to find the perpetrator. Special Agent Nick Durand (Patrick Heusinger) leads the search for the domestic terrorist, working alongside Special Agent-In-Charge Derek Crown (Christopher Colquhoun) and new profiler, Special Agent Julianne Gunnarsen (Natasha Little). Meanwhile, Emily’s investigation into her past becomes a hunt for a serial killer whose crimes have been overlooked in the citywide chaos. When the serial killer claims a victim close to Emily, she returns to the FBI to hunt him down, partnering with Special Agent Cal Isaac (Matthew Le Nevez) a former Navy SEAL with a personality that runs counter to Emily’s.

The FBI’s two investigations collide when it is discovered that there is a far bigger conspiracy at hand. The trail of clues amidst the global hunt will lead Emily back to her own fractured family – forcing her to overcome her past trauma and protect the ones she loves.


 

Feb 27, 19

Stana Attends Küstendorf International Film and Music Festival

I’ve added videos and photos of Stana at the 12th Küstendorf International Film and Music Festival in January, in which she served as chairman of the jury. Enjoy!
 
 
 

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Nov 17, 18

SOS Children’s Village in Bulgaria Welcomes Stana Katic

11/12/2018 – On November 4, SOS Children’s Village of Tryavna turned into a small filming ground. The reason – Stana Katic, the star of Castle and Absentia, and part of her team currently taking part in the second season of Abssentia, organized a cinema workshop for children from SOS host families in the children’s village.

Within the workshop, children had the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the magic of cinema. They first took one or two lessons in acting with Stana Katic and Matthew Le Nevez. Then they took part in the crazy games of Sophie Shushkova, the owner of “Blenders”, a school for children-actors. Then came the stage and the visual effects – there were tattoos, scars, a complete makeover … And just when kids thought they had seen everything, François Kötzer, who was responsible for the cascades in the series, surprised them great. Together with his colleagues, he ran a rope trolley in the village. The most extreme downhill and unforgettable experience for the children followed.

At the separation, Stana Katic delivered countless gifts to the children. She and her team returned, filled with positive emotions from the meeting with the children, and the children were enthusiastic – now most girls want to become actresses and makeup artists, and the boys are stuntmen. We only have to make their dreams come true.

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Sep 15, 18

‘Absentia’ Renewed For Season 2 By Amazon

It took awhile but Amazon has officially picked up a second season of thrillerAbsentia starring and executive produced by Castle alumna Stana Katic. It will debut in 2019 on Prime Video in the U.S., as well as in select markets globally, including Australia, Austria, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey and the U.K.

New cast members joining season two — currently filming in Sofia, Bulgaria — include Matthew Le Nevez (The Widow) and Natasha Little (The Night Manager). Patrick Heusinger returns for season two as Emily’s (Katic) ex-husband and Special Agent Nick Durand. Absentia was commissioned for Sony Pictures Television’s international networks. It is produced by Masha Productions and distributed by Sony Pictures Television.

Soon after Absentia’s Amazon debut in February, speculation started about a Season 2 renewal. In anticipation of a pickup, Sony last spring got the writers back together to work on scripts. In June, the series was renewed in Canada.

Absentia centers on FBI agent Emily Byrne (Katic). In season one, Emily disappeared without a trace and was declared dead after hunting one of Boston’s most notorious serial killers. Six years later, Emily was 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 had remarried and her son was being raised by another woman, she soon found herself implicated in a new series of murders. In season two, after tracking down and killing her abductor, Emily struggles for a tenuous new normal with son Flynn and ex-husband Nick. But her obsessive investigation into the questions that haunt her uncovers a serial killer and a spiraling conspiracy that threatens more than just her family.

Le Nevez will pplay Cal Isaac, a rugged ex-Navy SEAL with a disarmingly upbeat disposition. Cal’s familiar with the demons that chase Emily (Katic) and proves to be a loyal and sympathetic counterpart to the series heroine. Little will portray Special Agent Julianne Gunnarsen, an accomplished, enigmatic and beautiful FBI Profiler with a chilly efficiency who joins the ranks of the Boston FBI Field Office after a deadly terrorist attack rocks the city.

Absentia’s returning cast also includes Cara Theobold, Neil Jackson, Angel Bonanni, Paul Freeman and Patrick McAuley..

Absentia really resonated with our Prime Video audience who were enthralled by the thrilling storyline and complicated characters,” said Vernon Sanders, Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios. “Stana Katic is immensely talented and we look forward to her peeling away the layers of a twisted conspiracy that is deeper than her character “Emily” could have ever imagined in season two.”

Absentia, created by Gaia Violo and Matt Cirulnick based on a pilot script originally written by Violo, started with a 10-episode straight-to-series order by Sony Pictures Television Networks’ AXN for 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. It landed at Amazon after launching on Sony’s AXN channels in fall 2017, ranking as the number one program in its time slot when it debuted in Spain, Portugal, Romania and Poland.

“From its inception on Sony’s international networks, Absentia has been a hit with global audiences,” said Marie Jacobson, EVP, Programming & Production, Sony Pictures Television Networks. “We’re thrilled to push our story forward into season two and couldn’t ask for a better home than Amazon for our signature Sony Networks series.”

The series is executive produced and directed by Oded Ruskin, alongside executive producers Julie Glucksman, Katic and Maria Feldman. Directors also include Adam Sanderson and Kasia Adamik.

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Aug 15, 18

Photoshoot by Brian Bowen Smith

Check out this gorgeous photoshoot Stana did earlier this year with Brian Bowen Smith!


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Apr 15, 18

Stana Katic To Star In Female-Driven WWII Thriller

Castle alumStana KaticSarah Megan Thomas (Equity), and Radhika Apte(Padman) are set to star in an untitled female-driven WW II spy drama set to begin principal photography this spring. Linus Roache (Batman Begins) and Rossif Sutherland (River) also have been cast in the project, based on the real-life spies in Winston Churchill’s “secret army”, from Thomas and Lydia Dean Pilcher (Queen of Katwe).

The film centers on British intelligence officer Vera Atkins, played by Katic, and two of the women she sends to France as spies, Virginia Hall (Thomas) and Noor Inayat Khan (Apte). Atkins is a crafty recruiter with a secret of her own. Hall is a daring American with a wooden leg who was the first female field agent and ultimately the spy the Nazi’s dubbed “the most dangerous of all,” and Khan is a pacifist of Indian descent who was the first female wireless operator. These civilian women form a sisterhood while entangled in missions to turn the tide of the war.

Thomas wrote the screenplay and will produce with Lydia Dean Pilcher (Queen of Katwe) who is set to direct.

Katic, who played Kate Beckett for eight seasons on ABC’s Castle, stars in Sony Pictures Television Networks’ thriller drama series Absentia, which is currently streaming on Amazon. Her feature credits include CBGB, Big? Sur, The Spirit, Feast of Love, The Double and Bond franchise installment Quantum of Solace.

Thomas’ latest film, Equity, which she co-wrote, produced and starred in, premiered at at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and was bought by Sony Pictures Classics. She also starred opposite James Van Der Beek in the feature Backwards.

Apte recently starred in the hit Bollywood film Padman and will star opposite Dev Patel in Michael Winterbottom’s upcoming feature The Wedding Guest.

Thomas is repped by Bresker Kelly, Leigh Brillstein Management and Nelson Davis. Katic is repped by Gersh, Principal LA, and Nelson Davis. Apte is repped by Curtis Brown.

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