This Peacock series is no longer “missing” its lead. (Sorry. I had to do it.) Jeff Wilbusch just joined upcoming crime drama The Missing.

Wilbusch will play Avraham Avraham, an NYPD detective with the 77th precinct, whose belief in mankind is his superpower when it comes to uncovering the truth. Guided by a deep sense of spirituality and religious principles, Avraham is left to question his own humanity when a seemingly routine investigation turns upside down. 

The Peacock Original draws from the international bestselling novel The Missing File. The novel is the first in a series of books written by renowned Israeli crime writer Dror A. Mishani. Prolific producer David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, Big Shot) helms the series adaptation.

Originally published in Hebrew in 2011, Mishani’s Detective Avraham books have since been translated into more than 20 languages and have won a number of international awards. The fourth and most recent novel in the series, Conviction, published in Israel earlier this year. It will hit shelves in English in summer 2022.

Wilbusch is best known for his role on the Netflix limited series Unorthodox. He also starred in the BBC/AMC mini series The Little Drummer Girl with Michael Shannon and Florence Pugh.

Author Mishani will serve as an executive producer on the series.

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Source: Peacock