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New David E. Kelley Crime Drama 'The Missing,' Based On International Bestseller, Is In The Works 

"The Missing” will tell the tale of NYPD Detective Avraham Avraham, “whose belief in mankind is his superpower when it comes to uncovering the truth."

By Gina Tron
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A new crime drama from the creator of “Big Little Lies,” is in the works at Peacock.

David E. Kelley will be the showrunner, writer and executive producer behind “Missing,” an adaptation of the international bestselling novel “The Missing File,” Peacock announced on Monday.

The book was the first in a series of books written by Israeli crime writer Dror A. Mishani. The series will be a co-production from both Keshet Studios and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.·    

"The Missing” tells the fictional tale of New York Police Department Detective Avraham Avraham, “whose belief in mankind is his superpower when it comes to uncovering the truth,” the Peacock press release states.

It adds, “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 novel, and several others in Mishani’s series about Avraham, have been translated into more than 20 languages and have won numerous international awards.

“I was riveted by Dror’s novels and the character of Avraham Avraham, and jumped at the opportunity to bring both to life," Kelley said.

In addition to creating “Big Little Lies” another adaptation of an enormously successful book  Kelley is also credited on book-based shows “Big Sky” for ABC and “Nine Perfect Strangers” for Hulu.

“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,” Lisa Katz, president of scripted content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming said in Peacock press release. “We’re looking forward to partnering with Keshet Studios alongside Universal Television to bring this compelling, soulful mystery to life.”