Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2 is not coming in 2023

Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2 is not coming in 2023
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Hold onto your hearts, beloved fans, because the series will take some time to make its comeback! Here is everything we know so far about Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2.

We are reaching the end of the seventh month of 2023, and the fans are now wondering what the current status of the beloved police procedural crime drama has been since the first season ended earlier this year, which has caused fans to speculate what’s in store for the Philadelphia Police Department’s Missing Person’s Unit! The fandom is wondering when they will return to tackle a whole new wave of complex cases with unexpected twists at every turn that promise to be an exhilarating ride!

To say the least, the viewers will be curious to see how the story of these beloved characters and their journey will be continued for another season. So, if you are wondering what new developments have been happening so far behind the scene, then we can assure you that you have reached the right place to know all your answers about the much-anticipated second season, which we definitely think is going to captivate the audience once again as it has done for the well-known first season!

Here is everything we know so far about Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2. 

Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2 is not coming in 2023

Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2: When will it premiere on FOX?

Despite FOX not confirming its upcoming broadcast schedule, we are certain that the network might be considering putting a hold on the release of all the scripted shows for the remainder of this year, which includes “Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2.” 

We say this with a bit of assurance because all the competitor networks have also revised their fall schedules and are now all set to release sometime around the early to mid-2024 broadcast season. This has happened due to the ongoing 2023 Writers Guild of America strike and the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, which have stopped the working of Hollywood until a proper resolution regarding the compensation of the writers and actors is made for the work to effectively resume and the production to conclude on time without causing any further hurdles or delays in the release.

Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2 is not coming in 2023

So, if we look at this current status, one thing is clear the network might be considering some crucial changes behind the scenes for its upcoming fall primetime schedule because we assume that there is no chance for the production to commence even by August 2023, which will lead to delays in post-production, eventually forcing the creators to skip the 2023 fall schedule and modify the release window by confirming it to premiere sometime around mid-season 2024 because to be very honest this situation doesn’t seem to get resolved anytime soon! 

Until there is any official confirmation, we suggest that the viewers be patient and follow all the social media platforms to be updated with the latest updates. Additionally, the official Twitter handle also confirmed the renewal news, quoting, “This is BIG! #AccusedOnFOX and #AlertOnFOX have both been renewed for Season 2.” Take a look at the official post as shared below:

Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2 Plot: What to expect?

Not much has been revealed about the second season, but it is expected to follow the basic premise, which follows: 

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit (MPU). As when police officer Nikki Batista’s son goes missing, she joins the special unit to help other people find their loved ones, even as she searches for her own. “Alert: Missing Persons Unit” is a procedural drama with a heart-pounding, life-or-death search for a missing person in each episode, running alongside Nikki and her ex-husband’s quest to find out the truth about their long-lost son. 

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It’s a case-of-the-week show with a case-of-a-lifetime story running through it—a story that alternately brings the two main characters gut-wrenching heartache and heart-pounding joy. Moreover, the series is expected to continue the plot from the final episode, “Max,” which was directed by Adam Kane and written by Katie Varney. In the finale, which was viewed by 2.35 million US viewers, the plot unfolded, and the mystery surrounding Keith’s disappearance started to unravel as he told Jason and Nikki more details about his time in captivity.

Take a look at the official promo of the finale episode below:

Alert 1x09 "Brianna" / 1x10 "Max" Promo (HD) Season Finale Scott Caan, Dania Ramirez police series

Michael Thorn, President, Scripted Programming at Fox, also hinted what the fans can expect from the new season, quoting, “Accused and Alert stand out as two of this season’s new broadcast and multi-platform success stories. Looking to 2023–24, we’ll continue to deliver on the powerful storytelling coming from both series, building on our incredible partnership with Sony and further solidifying Fox’s strong slate of dramas, giving our schedule tremendous season-to-season stability.” 

Further adding, “Scott, Dania, John, and Jamie have done an incredible job launching Alert and bringing its story into heart-pounding focus, giving us an emotionally intense procedural drama that’s primed for even more success as Carla takes the day-to-day reins, continuing the great work we’ve seen this season.” So, it will be exciting to see what direction the show creators and writers will take for this freshman crime drama series as it expands with the second season!

Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2 Cast: Who will reprise their roles?

The main cast members from the first season are expected to reprise their roles which are as follows: Scott Caan as Jason Grant, Nikki’s ex-husband, works in the Missing Persons Unit with her to help people find their missing loved ones. He is formerly a private security contractor; Dania Ramirez as Nikki Batista, the Captain of the Missing Persons Unit and Jason’s ex-wife; Ryan Broussard as Mike Sherman; Adeola Role as MPU Detective Kemi Adebayo; and Graham Verchere as Lucas Hadley/Keith. 

Moreover, the recurring cast members who are also expected to return are as follows: Petey Gibson as C Hemingway, supervisor of the Missing Persons Unit’s forensic imaging unit; Fivel Stewart as Sidney Grant, Jason and Nikki’s daughter; and Elana Dunkelman as Rachel, medical examiner. 

The show will have a new showrunner for season two with Carla Kettner, who was an executive producer of The Blacklist, replacing John Eisendrath, who served as showrunner for season one. The show comes from Sony Pictures Television, an independent studio without its own network or streaming service, which means that they were able to be more flexible in terms of deal-making. They are co-produced with Fox Entertainment. The series is executive produced by Jamie Foxx and John Eisendrath, as well as Kettner. 

Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2 is not coming in 2023

Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2 Episodes: Where to stream?

The second season is expected to include at least 10 episodes with an average duration of 44–45 minutes, just like the first season, to be consistent with the plotlines. 

We would also like to highlight that the filming of the new season is speculated to be put on hold because of the ongoing strikes, which include SAG-AFTRA, otherwise known as the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, joining the WGA, or the Writers Guild of America. Moreover, the chances of the network releasing details about the new episodes are minimal in order to avoid spoilers. 

So, there is no way that the network will be able to release any new promotional material along with the official titles and synopsis for these new episodes.

When released, Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2, along with all the prior episodes, will be available to stream on the Fox Network and official website (after broadcast), Hulu Plus, and FuboTV, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preferences of the users. You can also stream Alert: Missing Persons Unit by renting or purchasing it from Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Vudu, and Google Play. 

In order to receive updates on when the show premieres, interested viewers can also enable notifications on the respective streaming services on which they prefer to stream the shows.

Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2 Official Trailer: Is it available?

As stated above, the network hasn’t released any new promos for the second season as filming hasn’t yet commenced, leaving a lot of time for the official marketing to begin, which usually begins a month or two before the premiere. We’ll just have to wait and see what the next few months have in store for us in relation to the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, as everything concerning the filming status is also neither here nor there!

Due to this, we are certain that no new promos will be released anytime soon. In the meantime, check out the official trailer for Alert: Missing Persons Unit’s first season below, which has received a fairly mixed reception. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 33% approval rating with an average rating of 7/10, based on 6 critic reviews. Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 49 out of 100 based on 5 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews.”

Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 1 Trailer

While you wait for more updates on Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2, catch up with the previous episodes, which are now available to stream on FOX.