Absentia (Amazon) – Premiere 2nd February – Renewed
A thriller where six years after suspected serial killer Conrad Harlow was convicted for the abduction and murder of FBI agent Emily Byrne, a body is found with the hallmarks of the killings he was suspected of.
As the case is being looked into, Emilys husband Nick is called by Harlow where he reveals that Emily is still alive and that he has 60 minutes to save her. After her rescue, Harlow is released before he can go on a retrial for abduction, while Emily, having no real recollection of the past six years she’s been held captive for, struggles to help the FBI in identifying the captor that was with during that time.
Then during a filmed session with a psychiatrist, Nick notices that one of Emilys recollections links to a sex trafficking case she worked on, leading the case to take on a wee bit of a twist.
The show is definitely one of the better opening eps of the year, where it goes along at a decent pace and keeps the dark atmospheric going throughout. It’s well worth a watch.