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'Absentia' Season 3: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Stana Katic's Amazon Prime show

'Absentia' Season 3 is scheduled to release on Amazon Prime Video July 17 and will follow the life of FBI agent Emily Byrne
UPDATED JUN 19, 2020
Stana Katic (Amazon Studios)
Stana Katic (Amazon Studios)

'Absentia' was renewed for a third season in July 2019. Stana Katic, the lead actor and one of the executive producers shared on Instagram a picture from the writers' room and captioned it, "Just gonna leave this here... #WritersRoom." 

Release date

'Absentia' Season 3 consisting of 10 episodes will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on July 17. 


The official synopsis of the upcoming season of 'Absentia' is as follows. "After the dramatic events of season 2, Emily Byrne (Stana Katic) is serving out the final days of her FBI suspension while working hard to be the best possible mother to Flynn. Everything is upended when an international criminal case hits too close to home, threatening the family she is so desperately trying to hold together. Emily and her ex-husband, Special Agent Nick Durand (Patrick Heusinger), can’t help but intervene, and Nick’s life is endangered."

"Following a sequence of deadly events, Emily must race against time to save Nick (Patrick Heusinger), but in the process comes to realize there’s a larger conspiracy brewing. Emily’s demand for the FBI to go after Nick is met with resistance. Taking matters into her own hands, she puts a risky plan into action - bringing her face-to-face with the one man who can lead her to Nick, Colin Dawkins (Geoff Bell)."

"Orchestrating a clever ruse along the way with the help of her former FBI instructor, Rowena Kincade (Josette Simon), Emily heads off with Special Agent Cal Isaac (Matthew Le Nevez) in pursuit. It’s a dangerous journey that will take Emily far from Boston, testing her like never before and forcing her to learn to trust again, to love again, and to finally realize her true place in the world after everything she’s been through."


Stana Katic as Emily Byrne

Katic essays the role of Emily Byrne — a former FBI special agent who disappears when hunting one of Boston's most dangerous serial killers. She is presumed dead following a long absence but returns six years later with no recollection of the missing time.

Katic is perhaps most popular for her role of Detective Kate Beckett on the ABX television romantic crime drama series 'Castle' — a role for which she won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Crime Drama TV Actress twice in 2015 and in 2016. She has been playing the role of Emily Byrne on 'Absentia' since 2017.

Patrick Heusinger as Special Agent Nick Durand

Heusinger plays the role of Special Agent Nick Durand, Emily's husband, and fellow FBI agent. Heusinger's character is guilt-ridden having stopped looking for his wife while moving on. He finds himself caught in a warring space after Emily's return.

Heusinger is known for his previous roles on 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce', 'Gossip Girl' and 'Royal Pains'.

Matthew Le Nevez as Special Agent Cal Isaac

Matthew Le Nevez was introduced as Special Agent Cal Isaac in season 2. He became Emily's colleague at the FBI and over time also adapted to her way and even empathized with her state. We will see more of him in season 3. 



The trailer of 'Absentia' Season 3 shows that this season is about a mission that is personal and Emily will be facing dangers unlike ever before in an attempt to save her ex-husband and Flynn's father Nick. However, there are various obstacles, including the ones within the FBI. Emily must overcome all of this to plan a rescue mission for Nick. 

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