BBC Releases “First Look” Images For ‘Baptiste’ Season 2
BBC One has released some first-look images today for the 2nd Season of hit drama, ‘Baptiste‘, produced by award-winning production company Two Brothers Pictures (‘The Missing’, ‘Fleabag’, ‘Liar’, ‘Cheat’), in association with all3media international and written by Harry and Jack Williams.
The images below feature a, barely-recognisable, Tchéky Karyo (‘The Missing’), who resumes his role as retired police investigator Julien Baptiste, and Fiona Shaw (‘Killing Eve’, ‘Fleabag’), who makes her debut appearance in the series as British Ambassador Emma Chambers, for a brand-new gripping case which will take viewers into Budapest’s secretive and corrupt underworld.
In the six-part series, Julien Baptiste is not the man we knew before. After enduring a horrific personal tragedy, Julien has pushed his wife Celia away and is looking for any distraction – whether that be the bottom of a bottle or a new case – to consume him.
When British Ambassador Emma Chambers’ (Fiona Shaw) whole family disappears whilst on a skiing holiday in the Hungarian mountains, Baptiste immerses himself into Emma’s world, committed to finding her husband and two sons. However, when the case turns into something far more brutal and desperate, Julien must navigate a Hungarian police force he doesn’t trust and unrelenting media who are hungry for information on such a high-profile international case. Julien must remain rational in the face of chaos in order to find Emma’s family. Will he be able to solve his most complex case yet?
‘Baptiste’ is a Two Brothers Pictures production for BBC One and was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Chief Content Officer and Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning. The 6×60’ drama has been written by BAFTA-nominated and Emmy and Golden Globe-winning Harry and Jack Williams who will also serve as executive producers, alongside Christopher Aird (‘Baptiste’, ‘Liar’, ‘Clique’) for Two Brothers Pictures and Tommy Bulfin (‘Normal People’, ‘Peaky Blinders’, ‘Line Of Duty’) for the BBC. John Griffin (‘New Tricks’, ‘The White Queen’, ‘Shameless’) will produce, and Thomas Napper (‘World On Fire’) and Hong Khaou (‘Monsoon’) will direct. International sales will be handled by all3media international. The first series aired on BBC One in February 2019 and on MASTERPIECE on PBS in April 2020.
‘Baptiste‘ Season 2 does not yet have a premiere date, but is expected to land in 2021 on BBC One.
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