Jamie Foxx-co-produced Alert: Missing Persons Unit coming to M-Net

06 September 2023
Police crime drama follows the fallout when someone goes missing.
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The emotional devastation of a missing loved one can impact dozens of lives – and the search to find them can take on obsessive proportions. Alert: Missing Persons Unit follows the detectives who dedicate their lives to bringing missing people home. Premiering on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) on Friday 8 September at 20:00, viewers who love police procedurals and intricate investigations will want to make a date with their couch.

When Detective Nikki Batista's son, Keith, goes missing, she joins the Philadelphia Police Department's Missing Persons Unit to help other people find their loved ones, even as she searches for her own. Along with her partner and ex-husband, Detective Jason Grant, Nikki works tirelessly to solve cases that range from the mundane to the complex, all while dealing with the emotional toll of her own son's disappearance.

Nikki and Jason investigate the cases of a missing bride, a runaway teenager, and a young boy who has been abducted. They also uncover a dark secret about Keith's past that could hold the key to his disappearance.

As their work progresses, their personal lives become increasingly intertwined with their work. But through it all, they remain committed to their mission of finding missing persons and bringing closure to their families.

The series was created by actor, comedian, singer, and director Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) and acclaimed writer and producer John Eisendrath. Its premiere was a ratings success in the US, averaging 3.2 million viewers. This is a gripping and emotional drama that explores the complexities of the human heart. It’s a story about love, loss, and the power of hope.

Alert: Missing Persons Unit is proudly brought to you by M-Net – the home of entertainment. The series is available on M-Net on Fridays at 20:00 from 8 September, as well as live-streamed on DStv Stream, and is also available on DStv Catch Up after broadcast. Join the conversation on TwitterInstagram, TikTok, and Facebook.