Season 1 of ‘Absentia’ premiered on AXN on September 25, 2017, and was hugely successful among viewers. Its ratings prompted further interest from other streaming platforms and the show was released on Amazon Prime Video on February 2, 2018. Months later, on June 19, 2018, the show was renewed for a second season, which ultimately premiered in June 2019. Now the question is, when will ‘Absentia’ season 3 release? Let’s find out.
Absentia Season 3 Release Date:
‘Absentia’ Season 2 premiered on June 14, 2019, on Amazon Prime Video. Its second season run consisted of 10 episodes. On July 2, 2019, the show was renewed for a third installment. That’s not surprising, despite the fact that the show has been poorly received by the critics, it has managed to develop a solid fan base.
However, it comes with some changes. Season 3 features a new showrunner, Will Pascoe (‘Orphan Black‘, ‘Shut Eye’), who replaces season 2’s Samantha Corbin-Miller. ‘Absentia’ season 3 premieres on July 17, 2020, on Prime. It will consist of 10 episodes.
Absentia Season 3 Cast:
In the show, Stana Katic stars as the main protagonist, former FBI Special Agent Emily Byrne who disappears while hunting down one of Boston’s most notorious serial killers. After several attempts to search for Emily, the search is abandoned and she is declared dead in absentia. However, six years after Emily’s disappearance, she is found in a cabin in the woods, barely alive and with no memory, and from there on out, a new game of cat and mouse begins.
Playing the role of Emily’s husband, FBI Special Agent Nick Durand, is Patrick Heusinger. Following Emily’s disappearance and the failed attempts to find her, Nick remarries and brings up his and Emily’s child with his new wife, Alice. While he is torn by guilt initially, he later starts to hunt Emily down when his belief in her innocence is shattered. Cara Theobold (seasons 1 and 2), meanwhile, plays the role of Nick’s new wife, Alice Durand. While Alice initially tries to be kind, she becomes increasingly hostile towards Emily after her return. Emily and Nick’s son, 9-year-old Flynn Durand, is played by Patrick McAuley.
Further, Neil Jackson plays the role of Emily’s older stepbrother, Jack Byrne, who loses his job as a medical equipment salesman in the aftermath of Emily’s disappearance. Emily’s stepfather, retired Boston Police officer Warren Byrne, is played by Paul Freeman. Angel Bonnani, meanwhile, plays the role of ambitious Boston Police detective Tommy Gibbs, who starts investigating Emily for murder and later teams up with Nick to hunt her down. Ralph Ineson plays FBI Special Agent In-Charge of the Boston field office, Adam Radford, who commissions a manhunt for Emily after she goes on the run. Christopher Colquhoun, meanwhile, plays Crown, who later replaces Adam as Special Agent In-Charge.
Additionally, Lydia Leonard plays investigative journalist Logan Brandt / Laurie Colson, and Richard Brake (season 1) plays wealthy banker and murder suspect Conrad Harlow. In Season 2, Matthew Le Nevez and Natasha Little joins the cast as former rugged Navy SEAL Cal Isaac and FBI Agent Julianne Gunnarsen, respectively.
Apart from these main cast members, ‘Absentia’ also has several recurring cast members playing minor characters who make recurring and episodic appearances throughout the show.
Season 3 features most of the lead cast members making a comeback, such as Katic, Heusinger, Jackson, Freeman, McAuley, Le Nevez, and Little. Additionally, Geoff Bell and Josette Simon join the cast in season 3. Bell plays a professional fixer for an international criminal organization while Simon stars as a former instructor at Quantico.
Absentia Season 3 Plot:
The series tells the story of FBI agent Emily Byrne, who, mysteriously disappears while hunting a serial killer and is declared dead in absentia. Six years later, she finds herself almost dead, locked in a cabin, without any memory. When she returns home, she is welcomed by her estranged family, who seem to have moved on from Emily, but not from their troubled past. However, when things go sideways, Emily makes a run for it and is suspected of carrying out several murders herself. At this point, her husband Nick and other FBI Agents launch a manhunt to capture her and bring her to justice. But, things are not what they seem to be, and the mystery around Emily’s missing years and the identity of the serial killer she was pursuing starts to unravel.
In Season 2, the show follows Emily as she struggles to define her “new normal” as an estranged mother and survivor of six years’ worth of physical and mental torture. Despite her attempts to forge a relationship with her estranged son, Emily cannot shake the burden of her dark past. Left with no option, she confides in Boston Police detective Tommy Gibbs to secretly help her investigate her mysterious history. This investigation, however, does not go as planned, and as the case turns deadly and threatens to pull Emily’s family into the fray, she risks everything, including her own life, to uncover the truth and bring the real culprit to justice.
Season 3 follows the events that take place three months later, with Emily attempting to be an ideal mom while preparing for the end of her suspension period. But things go for a toss when her ex-husband Nick’s criminal history threatens to tear the family apart. Emily now needs to venture out far from Bulgaria Boston while the journey tests ‘her like never before’ and forces ‘her to learn to trust again, to love again, and to finally realize her true place in the world’ — according to Prime.
Check out the trailer for season 3 below:
Read More: Upcoming Amazon Prime Series