NBC Picks-Up Missing Persons Drama “Found”

Produced and written by Nkechi Okoro Carroll, the show stars Shanola Hampton from “Shameless”

Shanola Hampton as Veronica Fisher on the show “Shameless.” Photo courtesy of Showtime.
Nkechi Okoro Carroll. Photo courtesy of Robin Emtage.

NBC has added the drama “Found” to its line up of upcoming TV shows. The network picked-up the show from Nkechi Okoro Carroll, the show’s producer and writer. It’ll star actor Shanola Hampton, the artist who played Veronica Fisher in the comedy show “Shameless,” who will play the lead character of Gabi Mosley. The show’s story revolves around the real-life issue of unsolved missing persons cases in the U.S. The show’s creators say that there are about 600,000 missing persons reported every year and almost half of those involves a missing person of color. “Found” tells the story of a fictional public relations specialist as she sheds light into missing persons cases. “Public relations specialist Gabi Mosley (series star and producer Hampton) — who was once herself one of those forgotten ones — and her crisis management team now make sure there is always someone looking out for the forgotten missing people. But unbeknownst to anyone, this everyday hero is hiding a chilling secret of her own,” the show’s official log line reads, as reported by Variety.

Okoro Carroll said that getting “Found” on air and getting to share the story with the public is a dream come true. “The situation with missing people in this country is truly an epidemic in and of itself. I was inspired to create ‘Found’ to not only entertain, but to help be part of the solution. I am so thankful to my producing partner Lindsay Dunn and my partners at WBTV, NBC, Universal and Berlanti Productions for all of their help and support. And I’m especially grateful to be reunited with Susan Rovner and Liza Katz, both of whom have been champions of my stories since early in my career,” she said.

Shanola Hampton (left) with Vanessa Bell Calloway (right) on the show “Shameless.” Photo courtesy of Showtime.

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