Brothers Harry and Jack Williams, who penned the critically-acclaimed series, have suggested that fans could see French detective Julien Baptiste (played by Tchéky Karyo) back on the case.
Speaking at a press event, they told media including Express.co.uk: “I think that was just us talking a bit of jazz yesterday. We think it would be quite fun.”
They went on to say: “I think we really like Tchéky and the character of Julien. We’d really like to see them again. I don’t think we’ll do a Missing three but we’d like to see him again in some form or another.
“But we haven’t got as far as talking to what that might be. But we thought it would be quite cool.”
The Missing season two made huge waves when it aired on BBC One last year as viewers were presented with an inverted missing child case, whereby an abducted girl turns up but there is uncertainty over he identity?
The pair were talking at a screening for their latest drama Liar, starring Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd and tells the story of a first date that ends in a rape allegation.
Liar then presents the two conflicting narratives about the same night, throwing in twists along the way.
Speaking about the controversial nature of the programme, the writers did admit they had been nervous about broaching such a sensitive subject matter but had consulted organisations and counsellors who looked after survivors of rape.
Jack said: “There’s a knee-jerk reaction you can have. Watch it all and then make up your minds.”
While Harry explained: “Before we took the script to anyone we took it to counsellors and we showed it to everyone in the office, the women who worked there, to say, ‘God is this okay? Does anything sound wrong to you?’ So it’s something we’re very aware of.”
Lead star Joanne, 37, also urged viewers to watch the show and follow it through before passing judgement on the series as a whole.
Liar airs on ITV on Mondays at 9pm.