From a media release:
CTV Announces New Original Serialized Mystery Drama THE DISAPPEARANCE
- CTV original six-part series to be produced in 4K by award-winning MontrÃ©al-based Productions Casablanca
- Production set to begin fall 2016 in MontrÃ©al
- French-language version to air on Super Ã‰cran
As production wraps on CTVâ€™s CARDINAL this month, CTV announced today that it will bring anotherÂ original, serialized drama, THE DISAPPEARANCE to Canadian viewers. From award-winning MontrÃ©al-based Productions Casablanca, the six-part event series follows the mysterious disappearance of 10-year-old Anthony Wilson, who vanishes on his birthday during a treasure hunt. The series is set to begin shooting in 4K in and around MontrÃ©al in the fall of 2016. Casting for THE DISAPPEARANCE will be announced in the coming months.
In THE DISAPPEARANCE, Anthonyâ€™s extended family is devastated by his unexplained and sudden disappearance. The series premiere opens the story the night before Anthonyâ€™s disappearance and follows the family through the investigation of his sudden vanishing. As the police search for signs and traces of evidence, long-buried familial secrets with devastating consequences come back to the surface, leaving a permanent mark on every generation of the Wilson family.
THE DISAPPEARANCE was first put into development by CTV in October 2015. The series is created and written by the MontrÃ©al-based writing team of Normand Daneau and GeneviÃ¨ve Simard. The series is executive produced by Joanne Forgues and Jean-Marc Casanova of Productions Casablanca, creators of the Prix GÃ©meaux-winning series, Les invincibles and SÃ©rie noire.
THE DISAPPEARANCE is produced by Productions Casablanca in association with Bell Media, with the financial participation of the Canada Media Fund and the assistance of the QuÃ©bec Film and Television Tax Credit and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Super Ã‰cran has commissioned the series for French-language broadcast. For Bell Media, Gosia Kamela is Production Executive; Tom Hastings is Director, Drama, Independent Production; and Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV. Randy Lennox is President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting, Bell Media.