Gone (TV series)

Gone is an internationally co-produced police procedural crime drama television series created by Matt Lopez and produced by NBCUniversal International Studios. Based on Chelsea Cain's novel One Kick, the series revolves around Kit "Kick" Lannigan (Leven Rambin), a child abduction survivor, who is recruited by FBI Agent Frank Novak (Chris Noth) for a special task force dedicated to solving missing persons cases. The supporting cast feature Danny Pino as John Bishop, Andy Mientus as James Finley and Tracie Thoms as FBI Agent Maya Kennedy.

Gone
Promotional title card for Gone used by Foxtel in Australia
Genre
Created byMatt Lopez
Based onOne Kick
by Chelsea Cain
Starring
Country of origin
  • Germany
  • France
  • United States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes12
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Matt Lopez
  • Joann Alfano
  • Melissa R. Byer
  • Treena Hancock
  • Kim Moses
  • Barry O'Brien
  • Sara Colleton
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original network
First shown inAustralia
Original release13 November 2017 (2017-11-13) 
12 February 2018

Despite being produced by TF1 in France and RTL Television's sister network VOX in Germany,[1][2] the series had its world premiere in Australia on Universal Channel on 13 November 2017.[3] In France, the series premiered on TF1, beginning on 23 January 2018 and ending on 27 February 2018. In Germany, the series aired on VOX a day after the French broadcast. In the United Kingdom, the series premiered on Universal Channel on 19 March 2018. In the U.S., the series is set to be shown on WGN America, which acquired the rights to the series in June 2018, in early 2019.[4]

Plot

Kit "Kick" Lannigan survives a childhood abduction and is rescued by FBI Agent Frank Novak. In the years since, a determined Kick trains in martial arts and the use of firearms. Novak persuades her to join a special task force that he created which is dedicated to solving abductions and missing persons cases.[1]

Cast

Main

  • Leven Rambin as Kit "Kick" Lannigan:[5] A former child abduction victim, Kick was 'raised' by her abductors for five years until Frank found her and brought her home. She initially had trouble coping with this shift in her life until Frank suggested she take self-defence classes to deal with her aggression, which inspired her to legally change her name to "Kick" to reflect her personal growth. She has never attended college, but owns her own self-defence centre and has a keen insight into the psychology of abductors and abductees from her background. She has recently learned that her abductors were part of a still-active network of child traffickers, forcing her to confront Mel Foster once again to find more information about the old network.
  • Chris Noth as FBI Agent Frank Novak:[1][6] The FBI agent who rescued Kick from her abductors when she was a child, he has maintained a strong presence in her life after she returned to her family, to the point where Kick has explicitly referred to him as a father figure. When he received permission to put together his current task force, which travels the country in a personalized plane to deal with abduction cases throughout America, Novak recruited Kick as he recognized the value of her unique perspective on abduction cases. In "Secuestrado", it is revealed that he has an estranged daughter who he rarely sees after his marriage broke up due to his focus on his work, and Kick is also shocked to learn that he had a brief affair with her mother after she was rescued.
  • Danny Pino as John Bishop:[7] A new FBI agent who has previously served with the military; it was revealed in "Tiger" that Bishop was actually involved in Novak's first ever abduction case, when he witnessed his twin brother Mark being taken when he and Mark were just six years old.
  • Andy Mientus as James Finley:[8] Another former abduction victim, James was Kick's roommate and a keen computer hacker even before joining Novak's task force. He is gay and has had a couple of dates interrupted due to his role in the task force, but clearly enjoys the chance to make a difference. "Romans" reveals that he was abducted when he was fourteen after his father told him to leave the family when he came out, and James has not seen any of his family since then until his brother and mother contact him about his father's funeral; this episode also reveals that his mother is deaf.
  • Tracie Thoms as FBI Agent Maya Kennedy:[9] A member of Novak's original FBI task force, she stayed with Novak when he established the new task force. Her father owned an auto-repair shop and took her camping when she was a child.

Recurring

  • Kelly Rutherford as Paula Lannigan: Kick's mother, who has created a reputation for herself as a spokesperson for families dealing with similar cases, leaving Kick frustrated at her mother's conflicting encouragement to get over her own abduction case while she uses it to fund a career. It was revealed in "Secuestrado" that she had a brief affair with Frank after he rescued Kick.
  • Jordan Bridges as Neil Pruitt: A paparazzi photographer who is invasive in his efforts to take photos of Kick.
  • Christopher O'Shea as Noah: A childhood friend of Kick's, and the only one who didn't treat her strangely when she was returned to her family; the two started dating after he moved to Pittsburgh.
  • Lee Tergesen as Mel Foster: Kick's abductor. It is strongly implied that he was once the head of the network that abducted Kick and other children, but there is no conclusive evidence to support that theory. After years of sending her letters that she never opened, Mel met Kick once again when a case forced her to talk to him due to a possible link to his old network, during which he 'defended' his abductions as taking children from undeserving parents.

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateAustralian viewers
1"Pilot"John TerleskyMatt Lopez13 November 2017 (2017-11-13)[3]62,000[10]
Nearly a decade after she was rescued from her abductors, Kit "Kick" Lannigan continues to struggle with her feelings about a difficult time in her life. When her rescuer, FBI Agent Frank Novak, approaches her about a new abduction-focused task force he is putting together, Kick finds herself caught up in a difficult situation when investigating a seemingly routine child abduction.
2"Ride"John TerleskyMatt Lopez20 November 2017 (2017-11-20)40,000[11]
The team investigates a new local ride-booking app when college girls using the app go missing. Kick suspects the culprit is app developer Dylan Bender (Brendan Dooling), who was suspected of sexually assaulting student Holly Greco (Conor Leslie) while in college, but no charges were filed. However, the team learns that the kidnappings were orchestrated by Holly's fiancé Stephen (Jake Epstein) to bring negative publicity towards the app and get revenge against Dylan. After Kick and Bishop stop Stephen, Holly reports her assault to the police, leading to Dylan being arrested and harming the app's IPO.
3"Crystal"Thomas CarterMeredith Averill27 November 2017 (2017-11-27)45,000[12]
On the tenth anniversary of Kick's rescue, the team investigate when a pregnant wife is abducted off the street in front of her husband, but their investigation soon reveals that the husband has secrets relating to the case.
4"Tiger"Thomas CarterMichael Brandon Guercio4 December 2017 (2017-12-04)34,000[13]
The abduction of a father and son reveal a complex plan to rob a bank and conduct a raid on a prison transport; Kick learns a secret about Bishop's past.
5"Savior"John GrayBarry O'Brien18 December 2017 (2017-12-18)42,000[14]
When a young boy is abducted from his home in Ohio, the team soon link this abduction to a string of similar cases that also has ties to the abduction ring that kidnapped Kick all those years ago.
6"Family Photo"John GrayPamela Davis11 December 2017 (2017-12-11)N/A
Sara Moreland, the sister of famous pop star, Sabrina Moreland, is abducted after a sold-out concert in New York, and the investigation soon turns up a string of suspects
7"Don't Go"Jan EliasbergMelissa R. Byer & Treena Hancock8 January 2018 (2018-01-08)37,000[15]
When a husband and wife are abducted while out camping, Kick is forced to face a difficult memory from her own abduction experience as she and Bishop search the woods.
8"Romans"Jan EliasbergPamela Davis15 January 2018 (2018-01-15)52,000[16]
A father is abducted after dropping off his son at basketball practice, and the investigation reveals a history of childhood crimes that were passed over due to his family connections. Meanwhile, James is contacted by his family about his father's death, and must face his conflicting feelings about the issue.
9"Exigent Circumstances"John ScottMary Trahan22 January 2018 (2018-01-22)44,000[17]
A mother's desperate attempt to pay the ransom demand for her kidnapped daughter leads to the girl being caught up in a complicated scam as she tries to investigate her adoption.
10"Secuestrado"John ScottStory by: Barry O'Brien and Melissa R. Byer & Treena Hancock
Teleplay by: Melissa R. Byer & Treena Hancock
29 January 2018 (2018-01-29)41,000[18]
The linked abductions of a high-class attorney and a potential illegal working in a care home result in the team working with Novak's estranged daughter.
11"Demons"Brad TurnerMatt Lopez5 February 2018 (2018-02-05)33,000[19]
A seemingly straightforward abduction is complicated when it is revealed that the victim was another victim of the same network that abducted Kick, forcing her to confront Mel Foster for the first time since her rescue to get more information.
12"Rise"Brad TurnerMatt Lopez12 February 2018 (2018-02-12)N/A
When Mel Foster escapes from prison, Kick must face her demons as the team attempt to track him down before he can flee the country.

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