Veteran actor Peter Coyote and Aden Young have joined the cast of the drama The Disappearance from NBC Universal International Studios and Canada's CTV.
The psychological family drama will see E.T. star Coyote play retired judge and prosecutor Henry Sullivan, with Young as Luke Sullivan, Henry's son, and a scruffy, soulful musician. Young joins the six-parter shooting in Montreal after exiting a role to star opposite Logan Marshall-Green in USA Network's Damnation.
Young is also coming off of his breakout role on Sundance TV drama Rectify. Emmy Award-winning JoAnn Alfano (You, Me and the Apocalypse, Resurrection) will executive produce The Disappearance for NBCUniversal International Studios, with Peter Stebbings to direct.
"The Disappearance is an exceptional series that will resonate with viewers in Canada and the world over," Alfano, executive vp, scripted programming at NBCUniversal International Studios, said in a statement Tuesday. The drama's ensemble cast includes Joanne Kelly (Warehouse 13) as Catherine Sullivan; Camille Sullivan as Helen Murphy Sullivan; and Micheline Lanctot and Kevin Parent.
The Canadian drama, developed by CTV and produced by Productions Casablanca, portrays the sudden disappearance of Anthony Sullivan on his 10th birthday, with the police and the Sullivan family conducting their own investigations.
NBCUniversal International Studios will handle international distribution of The Disappearance, which is set to debut on Canada's CTV in 2017.