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

Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2 is not coming to FOX in October 2023
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When will the powerful duo of Jason Grant and Nikki Batista return to bring missing loved ones back home? If you want to know more, then continue reading to find out more about Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2.

We know that the fans have waited long enough to know how the tale will continue and what more is left to explore for Jason Grant (Caan) and Nikki Batista (Ramirez) as we got to them vigorously investigate cases for the Philadelphia Police Department’s Missing Person’s Unit (MPU) while also trying to find out the truth about their missing son from the very first episode, which has definitely captured the interest of the fans more than ever!

Due to the first season’s cliffhanger, many loyal fans have started to raise queries like, “What is the anticipated release date of the second season of Alert: Missing Persons Unit?” which makes it pretty evident that the demand for the show is growing with each passing month! So, to curb all your doubts, we’ve compiled a list of all the things you should look forward to for the time being while you recap the previous episodes, which are available to watch on the streaming platform.

Here is everything relating to when Fox will release Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2. 

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

Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2 Release Date: Is it premiering in October 2023 or not? 

This year has definitely been full of ups and downs, and it looks like the downs are still continuing as the viewers will have to wait for some time for the premiere of Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2! 

Unfortunately, it has been brought to our attention that the second season of this police procedural crime drama television series, which was created by John Eisendrath and Jamie Foxx, wasn’t included in the list of new releases in October 2023 by the FOX network. Despite it being renewed for a second season by the network back in March 2023, reports have confirmed that the show has been at a standstill due to the sudden emergence of Hollywood’s dual strike, from which the WGA strike has finally resolved, but the SAG-AFTRA strike is still being negotiated in order to reach an agreement by the end of this year for the production to officially commence.

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

As a result, there is no chance left for Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2 to premiere on FOX in October 2023, let alone in the remaining months of this year, because even if the writing and filming commence within the next few weeks, it will take a lot of time to complete the entire shoot with respect to post-production, due to which the chance of the new season premiering sometime around early to mid-2024, which is the first quarter (January to March), seems more likely to happen than this year. In conclusion, until there is any official confirmation, we suggest 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, 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 from the new season?

In order to avoid early spoilers, not much has been revealed, but it is expected to follow the basic premise, which follows the Philadelphia Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit (MPU). 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.

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.

If you recall, the series renewal was confirmed along with “Accused.” Hence, Michael Thorn, President of scripted programming at Fox, stated, “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.”

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

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 crime drama series with its promising premise and talented cast, due to which the anticipation has been building among fans for a while! 

After all, this show has recorded 8.5 million multi-platform viewers, a rise of 112% from Live+Same Day figures. Its 6.7 million multi-platform first-season average also represents an increase of 154% from live and same-day numbers. These numbers speak for themselves: the second semester might set a new benchmark for this freshman series among the extensive catalog filled with various genres on the FOX network.

“We are excited to continue our long partnership with Fox to bring more Accused and Alert to audiences around the world,” said Katherine Pope, president of Sony Pictures Television. Further adding, “It’s wonderful to see these timely, poignant stories resonating with viewers, and we want to congratulate the writers, producers, cast and crew on their success. We are incredibly proud of their collective work and look forward to seeing where these series go next!”

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

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

Even though nothing has been confirmed, the main cast members from the first season who are expected to reprise their roles in the second season 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 to FOX in October 2023

Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2 Frequently Asked Questions

How many episodes will be there?

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 network has not released any details about the new episodes 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 this month. The fans will have to wait for these updates, which will be disclosed once the actor’s strike also concludes. 

Where to watch Alert?

When Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2 is released, along with all the prior episodes from the first season, it 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 streaming services.

Is the official trailer for Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2 available?

As previously noted, the network has not published any new promos for the second season as production has not yet begun, giving plenty of time for official promotion to begin, which typically begins a month or two before the season’s premiere. We’ll simply have to wait and see what the next few weeks have in store for us for the production to officially commence.

In the meantime, check out the official trailer for Alert: Missing Persons Unit’s first season to recall the plotlines below:

Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 1 Trailer

While you wait for more release date updates of Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2, catch up with the first season, which is now available to stream on FOX.