The NBC Universal International Studios series “Gone,” executive produced by Western Pennsylvania native Kim Moses, is expected to begin production in Pittsburgh this spring.

A procedural drama based on Chelsea Cain’s novel “One Kick,” the first season of “Gone” will consist of 12 one-hour episodes that will begin airing in late 2017 or early 2018.

The series, an international co-production among NBCUniversal International Studios, Germany’s RTL and France’s TF1, does not yet have a domestic outlet to air on, which is standard for international productions at this stage in development.

Created by Matt Lopez (“Race to Witch Mountain”), “Gone” follows Kit “Kick” Lannigan (Leven Rambin, “True Detective,” “All My Children”), survivor of a child abduction case who teams up years later with FBI agent Frank Booth (Chris Noth, “The Good Wife”), her rescuer, to become part of a special task force that investigates abduction and missing persons cases.

Ms. Moses, who grew up in Donora, is joined in the “Gone” executive producer ranks by former “Dexter” executive producer Sara Colleton and Barry O’Brien (“The Following”).

An NBCUniversal International publicist would confirm only that “Gone” will shoot in the United States. However, the series already has hired a Pittsburgh production manager.

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