Netflix is back with a new real-crime show. The new show Missing: Dead or Alive? Came out on May 10 on the streaming service. If you like real crime stories, you probably already know all about the four-part series.
If you haven’t heard of it, Missing is a show about South Carolina police officers who try to find missing people like Lorraine Garcia, Amirah Watson, David Taylor, and Sierra Stevens. Many wondered if Missing: Dead or Alive was real because the strange disappearances were so scary. Find out what we know about the four cases and how they were solved by reading on.
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Is Missing On Netflix A True Story?
No, Missing is not based on a real story. Some cases are “stranger than fiction,” but they are not like the one in the movie. The same is true of the film that came before it, Searching, which is also made up. Aneesh Chaganty directed the first one, and Sev Ohanian wrote the story together. THE EDITORS WERE Nicholas D. Johnson and Will Merrick, who ran Missing. Chaganty and Ohanian wrote the story for Missing.
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Her mom has vanished and she's the only one who can find out what happened.
Storm Reid and Nia Long star in the techno-thriller Missing. Now on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/57CBxb29bO
— Netflix (@netflix) May 20, 2023
Instead of a dad trying to find his teenage daughter, like in Searching, the story is about a teenage girl trying to find her mom. Ohanian told Forbes about giving the project to someone else: “When Sony asked us to make the sequel in 2019, Aneesh and I were working on other projects. We knew Will and Nick were good writers because we had read a sample story they had written for Paramount.
So, we wrote a 29-page script for Missing from beginning to end, including all of the major plot points, character arcs, and twists, and gave it to them to help them make their screenwriting and directing debuts while we stayed on as producers.
Even though Missing isn’t based on a real story, it has scenes inspired by our digital age, especially the online reaction to the news that June’s mom Grace is missing and all the details that come out when the case makes the news. June has to solve the mystery on her own, with the help of a couple of friends, because dealing with foreign officials is too complicated.
Many people are asking June for her side of the story on Reddit, in tabloids, and on network voicemails. This makes the situation even worse. The story might also feel familiar because it’s a screen-life movie, which means it takes place on a computer screen and has those instantly recognizable sounds for WhatsApp, texting, and social media.
In an interview with Screen Rant, Reid talked about how hard it was to work with this style, saying, “It was tough. I had never shot something that took place entirely on a computer, so I had to use different camera angles and make sure all the technical details were correct.