The first Absentia premiere date surfaces overseas; still waiting for US home announcement

Absentia premiere dateIf you’ve been hungering for an Absentia premiere date, we now have one courtesy of one of the AXN stations overseas!

If you head over to the Sony-owned AXN Romania’s website, you will see that the show starring Stana Katic and Patrick Heusinger is set to premiere on Monday, September 25. There’s also a promo below from a Spanish-language AXN station teasing the same premiere date. Depending on where you live in the world, you’re not going to have to wait too much longer to check the series out.

Unfortunately, there is no premiere date for Absentia in Canada (where it is airing on Showcase); meanwhile, there is still no announced network home at all for the show yet in America. An agreement has been reached for someone to broadcast the show, but that’s all we know. Once that home is announced, we may get more of a sense as to when the show is actually going to come on stateside.

One thing that is interesting from a timing point of view here in America is that September 25 is more or less the official start of the fall TV season — in other words, it’s one of the busiest nights of the year in terms of new programming. Not only will there be the return of The Voice and The Big Bang Theory, but you’ve also got Scorpion, new drama The Good Doctor, the second week of Dancing with the Stars, and Monday Night Football airing over on ESPN. It wouldn’t come as a shock if Absentia premieres either later or on a different night here in America to avoid some of the crossfire that is going to come from all of that competition. You also want there to be a lot of time to promote the show, and we’re really not that far away from September 25 yet in TV terms. Our primary hope still is that the show finds the most supportive home possible.

No matter when the show does premiere, we do think it’s going to be worth it. You’re getting a smart, captivating mystery featuring Katic as Emily Byrne, an FBI agent who finds herself free from six years of capture; however, she holds no memory of what happened to her during most of that time. She also finds the life that she had outside of work in tatters; her former husband Nick (Heusinger) has re-married and another woman (Cara Theobold) is helping to raise her child. As the show progresses, you should very much expect the mystery to become all the more complex and intricate. We’ve seen the first episode, and without spoiling anything we feel confident that it will be very much worth the wait.

Unfortunately, good things do come to those who wait — that’s how the expression goes. Once we have more news on a US home and a stateside premiere date, we’ll have it for you here.

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