'Absentia' season 2: Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything you need to know about the crime thriller

'Absentia' season 2: Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything you need to know about the crime thriller

It was in September 2018 that Amazon Prime Video confirmed the season two return of the crime thriller 'Absentia', which premiered on the streaming platform in February that year. The series first premiered on AXN on September 25, 2017, following which it was picked up by Amazon Prime for US audiences in February 2018. AXN renewed the series for a second season in June 2018, and Amazon Prime confirmed it was going to pick the series' second season in September. The second season premiered on AXN on March 26 this year and will release in the US on Amazon Prime on June 14. 

Release date

All 10 episodes of the second season of 'Absentia' will be available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video on June 14, 2019. 


The American thriller drama tells the story of FBI agent Emily Byrne who vanishes off the face of the earth when hunting one of Boston's most notorious serial killers. As a result of her prolonged absence, Byrne is declared dead in absentia. Six years later, however, she is found in the middle of nowhere in a cabin in the woods — beaten and traumatized — with no recollection of the years that have gone by. When she returns home, she finds that her husband has remarried and her son is being raised by the new wife. But most important of all is that she finds herself implicated in a new series of murders.



Stana Katic as Emily Byrne

Actress Stana Katic attends the 25th annual EMA Awards presented by Toyota and Lexus and hosted by the Environmental Media Association at Warner Bros. Studios on October 24, 2015, in Burbank, California. (Getty Images)

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 Favourite 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

Patrick Heusinger attends the 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' Fan Screening at AMC Elmwood Palace 20 on October 16, 2016, in Harahan, Louisiana. (Getty Images)

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'.


You can watch the trailer of season two here:

If you have only just discovered 'Absentia', here is a little sneak peek into the first season:


Where to watch

The show is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video on June 14, 2019. 

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