The second season of Fox’s police procedural series ‘Alert: Missing Persons Unit’ is scheduled to commence filming in Montréal, Québec, in early 2024. The series revolves around the Philadelphia Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit and follows police officer Nikki Batista, who helps people find their loved ones after her own son goes missing. When her ex-husband Jason Grant also joins the department, they go on a quest to find the truth about their son’s disappearance while also investigating new cases.
The series was created by John Eisendrath and Jamie Foxx. However, Eisendrath is not returning for the second season and has passed on the baton to Carla Kettner, who serves as the new showrunner. Actor and comedian Foxx is also known for co-creating the comedy shows ‘In the Flow with Affion Crockett’ and ‘Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!’ Kettner earlier co-created the show ‘Panhandle’ and executive produced NBC’s crime thriller series ‘The Blacklist.’
The show stars Dania Ramirez as Nikki Batista and Scott Caan as Jason Grant. Ramirez is recognized for her roles as Aimee Eden in Netflix’s ‘Sweet Tooth,’ Hannah Perez in CBS All Access’ ‘Tell Me a Story,’ and Rosie Falta in Lifetime’s ‘Devious Maids.’ Her film credits include ‘Jumanji: The Next Level,’ ‘Mojave,’ and ‘American Reunion.’ Caan is a Golden Globe Award-nominated actor known for his performances as Danny “Danno” Williams in CBS’ ‘Hawaii Five-0.’ He also features in the films ‘One Day as a Lion,’ ‘All at Once,’ and ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Endings.’
The rest of the cast includes Ryan Broussard (‘Only Murders in the Building’) as Mike Sherman, Adeola Role (‘The Good Fight’) as Kemi Adebayo, Graham Verchere (‘Summer of 84’) as Lucas Hadley/Keith, Fivel Stewart (‘The Recruit’) as Sidney Grant, Petey Gibson (‘The Sympathy Card’) as C Hemingway, and Elana Dunkelman (‘The Bold Type’) as Rachel. The main cast members are expected to continue portraying their roles in the upcoming season.
While the plot details about the second season have been kept under wraps, it will likely follow up on the events of the first season finale, which ends with a shocking death. In an interview with Deadline after the conclusion of the first season, Eisendrath spoke about how the story will possibly move forward. “There’s all kinds of personal stories that I am looking forward to, like exploring the love triangle between Jason and Nikki and Mike. I love Kemi and exploring more of who she is. We just touched on how she became the person she is and her relationship with her dad. I’m confident we have a lot of incredibly interesting ground to cover,” he said.
The crime drama was renewed for a second season in March 2023. However, the production could not begin due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. With the SAG-AFTRA still on strike, the filming schedule is now pushed to early next year. The first season of the show was also filmed in Montreal, particularly at the MELS Studios.