Eager to delve into the intricate world of crime-solving and unravel the mysteries that lie ahead? If yes, then here is everything we know so far about Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2.
Will the show lean towards gritty realism or captivate us with unexpected plot twists? Only time will tell, but one thing is for certain this freshman crime drama series has all the ingredients to become a captivating and unforgettable addition to our screens. Due to this, the interest among the fans has grown more than ever, leading one to speculate if there’s any hope for the show’s official return with brand new episodes to the FOX network in September 2023 or not.
After all, each episode has left fans craving more answers, as this thrilling series will definitely keep you guessing until the very end. So, if you have the same questions, then you’ve reached the right place to get all the answers! As a special treat for you, we at Web News Observer have compiled a list of all the recent updates relating to the potential release date right here for you! Continue reading to learn more about Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2.
Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2 Release Date: Will it premiere in September 2023?
Ever since the series was renewed for a second season earlier this year for the 2023–24 season, no updates about the release date have been confirmed by the FOX network. As a result, there is no chance that the beloved police procedural crime drama television series created by John Eisendrath and Jamie Foxx will be returning with a new season in September 2023, let alone in the remaining months of this year. But if you’re wondering when the potential release window will be set, then we can assure the readers that, right now, everything relating to this subject is currently unknown!
One of the main reasons for the delay in disclosing these details is the emergence of the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, which has put a lot of writers’ room into a temporary halt unless a resolution regarding fair compensation for all the writers and actors efforts is made in their favor. It is the first time in many years that Hollywood has a double strike on its hands. This situation doesn’t seem to stop anytime soon, as it is expected to last until October 2023, for which, sadly, Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2 has likewise become entangled in the maze!
Hence, it’s safe to say that the series might not even premiere this year at all because there is no chance that the network will be able to release the second season for FOX’s 2023–24 fall primetime schedule or anywhere close to the end of this year because even if the filming commences 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 it premiering sometime around early to mid-2024, which is the first quarter (January to March), seems more likely to happen than this year.
In order to fill the empty slots in the fall schedule, we speculated that FOX might follow in the footsteps of its competitor network and decided to incorporate unscripted shows along with reruns of the prior seasons in case the fans haven’t streamed them before. 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:
— Drama Club FOX (@DramaClubFOX) March 23, 2023
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.
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.”
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 with its promising premise and talented cast, due to which the anticipation has been building among fans for a while!
— FOX (@FOXTV) February 6, 2023
Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2 Cast: Who will reprise their roles?
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.
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— Drama Club FOX (@DramaClubFOX) August 6, 2023
Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2 Official Episode Count: 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, and 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 streaming services.
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! The ongoing dual strikes seem to last for a while as they still haven’t reached any agreement.
Moreover, The Writers Guild released a video saying that the studios “are in the process of wrestling amongst themselves” for a deal to end the ongoing writers’ strike. Further adding, “We are not on strike out of greed, nor do we begrudge the companies their success or deny their struggles. We must all succeed together,” WGA Negotiating Committee co-chair Chris Keyser says in the video addressing WGA members. “But the changes that the companies have orchestrated in the business have made the profession of writing untenable for us and for everyone who comes after us. And that hasn’t changed because they waited 102 days to talk to us and have taken their time since then. Our feet and backs may ache, but our cause is the same. Our case is the same.”
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, which showcases, “Alert is a procedural drama about the Philadelphia Police Department’s Missing Persons’ Unit (MPU). Each episode features a heart-pounding, life-or-death search for a missing person that runs alongside police officers Jason Grant (Scott Caan, Hawaii 5-0) and his ex-wife Nikki Batista’s (Dania Ramirez, Devious Maids) series-long quest to find out the truth about their long-lost son.”
While you wait for more updates on Alert: Missing Persons Unit Season 2, catch up with the first season, which is now available to stream on FOX.