Once famous for being Lost, ABC will soon be going Missing. The network has high hopes for the upcoming midseason drama, which continues the trend of putting an empowered woman front-and-center. In Missing, Ashley Judd plays a CIA-operative-turned-soccer-mom who gets back to her spy roots when she runs off to Italy in search of her missing son.
The first real trailer for Missing has leaked online, and if it's any indication, the show will involve a lot of action and a lot of Ashley reminding us that she's a mother who will do anything to find her son. (Apologies for the low quality; as soon as we find a better version, we'll throw it in here.)
I got one important lesson out of this trailer: Don't be related to Becca Winstone (Judd)! Her husband blows up and her son gets kidnapped. That's why CIA agents shouldn't have families. One thing ABC will have a hard time selling is Judd as an ass-kicking badass who kicks ass. I'm just not sure I see it. And can Judd running after a plane and collapsing into tears on the runway be the midseason's most clichéd scene?
43-year-old Ashley Judd as action hero: Do you buy it?