Jeff Wilbusch will star in crime drama series “The Missing”

Keshet Studios and Universal Television’s crime drama series “The Missing,” from prolific producer David E. Kelley for Peacock, has cast Jeff Wilbusch as the series lead.

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Keshet Studios and Universal Television’s crime drama series “The Missing,” from prolific producer David E. Kelley for Peacock, has cast Jeff Wilbusch as the series lead. 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.

A co-production from Keshet Studios, the US production arm of Keshet International, and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, the show will be based on the international bestselling novel “The Missing File,” the first in a series of books written by renowned Israeli crime writer Dror A. Mishani.

Originally published in Hebrew in 2011 and in the United States in 2013, "The Missing File" features police inspector Avraham Avraham. Guided by a deep sense of spirituality and religious principles, he is left to question his own humanity when a seemingly routine investigation turns upside down.

“We are incredibly fortunate to bring this series to Peacock audiences led by iconic producer David E Kelley, who has shepherded some of today’s most buzzworthy dramas. We’re looking forward to partnering with Keshet Studios alongside Universal Television to bring this compelling, soulful mystery to life,”  said Lisa Katz, President of Scripted Content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.  

Keshet Studios’ President, Peter Traugott, added: “Our lead character, Avraham Avraham, is one we’ve never seen on TV before. His compassion and approach creates a wishfulment aspect to the show, something we believe could not be more timely, and is what TV needs right now. And we are very lucky that he is in the hands of David E Kelley”.