Peacock’s Original crime drama series THE MISSING, from prolific producer David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, Nine Perfect Strangers), Keshet Studios and Universal Television, has cast Jeff Wilbusch (Unorthodox, Oslo, Breathe) as the series lead.
· Wilbusch will play Avraham Avraham, an NYPD detective with the 77th precinct, whose belief in mankind is his superpower when it comes to uncovering the truth.
· THE MISSING follows Detective Avraham: Guided by a deep sense of spirituality and religious principles, Avraham is left to question his own humanity when a seemingly routine investigation turns upside down.
· A co-production from Keshet Studios, the US production arm of Keshet International, and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, will be based on the international bestselling novel The Missing File, the first in a series of books written by renowned Israeli crime writer Dror A. Mishani.
ABOUT THE SERIES:
· Showrunner / Writer / Executive Producer: David E. Kelley
· Executive Producers: Matthew Tinker (Kelley’s producing partner), Keshet Studios’ Peter Traugott, Keshet International’s Alon Shrutzman, Keshet Media Group’s Avi Nir, Keshet Broadcasting’s Karni Ziv
· Author / Executive Producer: Dror A. Mishani
· Produced by: Keshet Studios, the U.S. production arm of global content producer and distributor Keshet International, and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studios Group
· Format: Crime drama series
ABOUT THE MISSING FILE AND DROR A MISHANI:
· Originally published in Hebrew in 2011 and in the US in 2013 (by HarperCollins), The Missing File is the first in a series of novels featuring police inspector Avraham Avraham. The novels in the series (four until now) were translated into more than 20 languages and won numerous international awards, including Sweden’s prestigious Martin Beck Award (for Best Translated Crime Novel), and the Grand Prix du Meilleur Polar in France. The last novel in the series, Conviction, was published in Israel earlier this year and will be published in English in the summer of 2022. Mishani’s stand-alone crime novel, the international bestseller Three, is also under development with Keshet International in the UK.
· Jeff Wilbusch is represented by Gersh and Echo Lake Entertainment.