A terrifying new drama is coming to television and will shed light on the more than 600,000 people of color who go missing in America each year.
NBC’s new original series, Found, follows a fictionalized version of these harrowing events and one woman who has dedicated her life to bringing the missing home. When the rest of the world forgets their stories, Gabi Mosely (Shameless‘ Shanola Hampton), no.
Perhaps because he speaks passionately on behalf of those who cannot be heard. Or maybe it’s because she’s a kidnapping survivor herself—with a heavy secret she won’t willingly reveal.
The trailer for the series, which debuts exclusively for PEOPLE, shows the character’s backstory as a 16-year-old who escapes from her evil captor, Sir, played by Saved by the bell alum Mark-Paul Gosselaar.
Jasmine Washington as Bella and Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Sir in ‘Found’.
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“I have to ask, does it haunt you that your kidnapper was never found?” Mosley, who is now the missing persons crisis manager, is asked on the news. She shakes her head and confidently answers, “Haunted? Not.”
As passionate as Mosley is about her job, she doesn’t seem to be following her instincts with the help of the police. Instead, she crosses the borders of crime scenes, installs hidden cameras and solves cases herself.
This makes an enemy of law enforcement who wonder how she “cracked” the case before them.
Shanola Hampton as Gabi Mosely in ‘Found’.
Mosley isn’t afraid to throw a punch or two, saying, “We all have our secrets.”
Then her biggest secret is revealed: her captor is now her victim, lives chained in his basement and solves his worst crimes.
“Where would you take her?” Mosley asks his previous captor, handing Sir a folder and a cup of water.
“The ones that no one else seems to be looking for. We find them and bring them back safely,” she says of her goal, later adding, “I will not let what you did to me be in vain. Whatever it takes.”
Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Sir in ‘Found’.
Although the ultimate mission is the safe return of the missing people, there is a lack of peace in Mosley’s approach – from chains and baseball bats to a possible friendship with the man who took her childhood.
“I tell you what to help with and you help with it,” Mosley tells Sir, who replies, “A real partnership.”
She clarifies, “We’re not partners, you’re a monster,” and he replies, “You think you’re not like me? You’re so smug…you kidnapped a man.”
As their battle for control goes back and forth, the trailer ends with Mosley’s terrifying realization. “You want to be here, don’t you?” she asks sir.
“Take off the chain and find out,” Sir challenges her.
Nothing is as simple as it seems Foundexecutive produced by Nkechi Okoro Carroll (All American) and Berlanti Productions. Sonay Hoffman, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Leigh London Redman and Lindsay Dunn are also executive producing the new series.
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Found premieres Tuesday, October 3 at 10:00 PM ET on NBC.