Sony Pictures Television Networks’ new thriller series Absentia will open the 57th Monte-Carlo Television Festival, which runs from June 16-20. Absentia follows FBI agent Emily Byrne who has been missing for six years and has no recollection of what happened to her. In other Monte-Carlo Fest news, actress Helen Mirren will be honored with the Crystal Nymph Award at the awards ceremony held on June 20 in Monaco.