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Absentia Episode 3, The Emily Show, Shines as a Classic Thriller

In Absentia episode 3, "The Emily Show," director Oded Ruskin – with actress Stana Katic as his Ingrid Bergman – shows true mastery of Hitchcockian suspense. Granted, from that era Katic looks more like a cross between Audrey Hepburn & Sophia Loren. However, if you’ve seen the Alfred Hitchcock films Spellbound and Notorious you know I’m not talking about her physical appearance. The reasons Bergman in these films came to mind in terms of Katic are two fold. First is the congruence of their abilities to express so many varied emotions via facial expressions. The second reason is the kind of characters Bergman played in those movies. For those who haven’t seen the films, the quote below is from an article by Diana Bosch, who runs the classic film blog Flickin’ Out. READ MORE...

Absentia's Patrick Heusinger Tells Why He HAD to Play Nick Durand

When Patrick Heusinger read the script for Absentia Season 1 Episode 1 , he decided he had to play the role of Nick Durand, a man caught between his current wife, and the one he thought was murdered by a serial killer. Patrick chatted with me about the psychological complexities of playing a character surrounded by trauma, filming an entire series in Bulgaria, how he missed out on meeting co-star Stana Katic on the set of Castle, and much, much more.   ...Read More...

Ex-Castle star on new series: Really nice to have a voice

After her abrupt, controversial exit from ABCs Castle, Stana Katic wanted more creative control over her next TV project, Absentia. They were open to the idea of me participating as an executive producer, she says about her new Amazon series. It was really nice to have a voice. In todays landscape in Hollywood, I think...   ...Read More...

Stana Katic Embraces the Anti-Hero in Her New Absentia Role

Stana Katic is returning to TV in a way that fans have never seen her before. After eight years on the ABC procedural Castle , Katic makes her television return on Amazon with the psychological thriller Absentia . Her new character Emily Byrne is also in law enforcement, this time the FBI, but she's   ...Read More...

Stana Katic's New Show and Other Cool Stuff Is Coming to Amazon in February

Amazon is packing February with good streaming options. Stana Katic 's highly-anticipated post- Castle series Absentia is coming exclusively to Amazon Prime on Feb. 2, along with other Prime exclusives like Mozart in the Jungle (Feb. 16) and The Tick (Feb. 23). February's Prime movies are mostly a mix   ...Read More...

Absentia: Premiere Date for Stana Katic Thriller Announced!

Absentia finally has a premiere date! It's been a long and winding road for those of us who want to watch the series, but Amazon has confirmed all ten episodes will release at once on its streaming platform, Amazon Prime from February 2. The thriller is fronted by Castle 's Stana Katic and will serve as her first series regular role since the ABC crime-solver went off the air in 2016. The series tells the story of FBI agent Emily Byrne (Katic) who, while hunting one of Bostons most prominent serial killers, disappears and is declared dead.   ...Read More...

Stana Katic's Absentia Thriller Finally Finds U.S. Home on Amazon

Stana Katics Castlefollow-up has finally found a U.S. home. Amazon has acquired the rights to Absentia, the streamer announced on Wednesday. The 10-episode thriller is slated to premiere sometime in 2018. In addition, Amazon will also stream the series for Australia, Austria, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey and the U.K. Absentia []

Stana Katic Thriller Absentia Sets Overseas Premiere Dates On Sonys AXN

Sony Pictures Television Networks has set its offshore premiere dates for the AXN thriller Absentia , starring Castle alum Stana Katic . ITs international rollout begins today, anchored by the debut on AXN channels in Spain, Portugal and Romania. Multiple further markets alsohave been added to the AXN calendar throughout the rest of the year (see below). The 10-episode original series opened the Monte Carlo TV Festival in June and is Castle fan-favorite Katics first   ...Read More... //

Stana Katic's Absentia Thriller Gets First Trailer, Still Seeks U.S. Home

Stana Katic is an FBI agent accused of having a hand in her own mysterious murder/vanishing in the first trailer for Absentia. Sony Pictures Television Networks AXN on Thursday released a trailer for the thriller series, which stars the Castle alum and is actively seeking a Stateside home after securing outlets in Canada and several [] //