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 Montréal-based Productions Casablanca
- Production set to begin fall 2016 in Montréal
- French-language version to air on Super Écran
As production wraps on CTV’s CARDINAL this month, CTV announced today that it will bring another original, serialized drama, THE DISAPPEARANCE to Canadian viewers. From award-winning Montréal-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 Montréal in the fall of 2016. Casting for THE DISAPPEARANCE will be announced in the coming months.
In THE DISAPPEARANCE, Anthony’s extended family is devastated by his unexplained and sudden disappearance. The series premiere opens the story the night before Anthony’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 Montréal-based writing team of Normand Daneau and Geneviève Simard. The series is executive produced by Joanne Forgues and Jean-Marc Casanova of Productions Casablanca, creators of the Prix Gémeaux-winning series, Les invincibles and Série 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 Québec Film and Television Tax Credit and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Super Écran 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.