Baptiste has been one of the most admired characters from The Missing, that got a standalone spinoff series of its own with Tchéky Karyo coming off as a French detective Julien Baptiste. When the show was aired by BBC One in 2019, it was a sudden hit among the fans.
Since the first season was such a hit, BBC One decided to bring out a second season which is already creating curiosity among fans!
The season one, which was aired last year ended with Julien Baptiste contemplating his future and possibly thinking of retiring. Still, a wry smile shared between Edward Stratton (Tom Hollander) who had been looking for his niece in Amsterdam and Julien Baptiste (Tchéky Karyo), gave an idea to the audience that Julien did not have any plans for retiring soon.
Plot of the Show :
“Tchéky Karyo (The Missing) will return as a retired police investigator, Julien Baptiste, and will be joined by Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve, Fleabag) for a brand-new gripping case which will take viewers into Budapest’s secretive and corrupt underworld,” Two Brothers said.
The show makers released an official synopsis which reads, “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 interest 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?”
Cast of the Show :
The show was supposed to be shot around early 2020 but it got interrupted due to Coronavirus, so apparently, apart from French-Turkish actor Tchéky Karyo who is lead in the show playing the role of Julian Baptiste, and is joined by Fiona Shaw, the rest of the cast is yet to be announced.
But we can predict safely that some of the cast members from season one are likely to reprise their roles in Baptiste season 2, Anastasia Hille as Julien’s wife Celia, Camille Schotte as their daughter Sara and possibly Omar Baroud as Sara’s partner Ron.
Tchéky Karyo said: “I am so excited and proud of Harry and Jack for their new audacious story in Hungary. I can’t wait to prepare for Julien’s new adventure and for the emotions that he is about to go through. I’m looking forward to sharing this incredible journey with an amazing cast.”
Fiona Shaw said: “I’m honoured to be joining this hugely talented and committed team with the superb writing of Harry and Jack Williams and under the direction of Thomas Napper. I’m so lucky to be working with all the best of the new generation!”
Release Date :
Since the shooting of Baptiste season 2 stopped abruptly due to coronavirus, it seems that the fans have to now wait much longer before they can see their favourite characters on screen again.
Since there was a two-year gap between the two seasons of The Missing and similarly between second and the Baptiste season 1, so here we expect Baptiste TV series after another two years.
As the first series premiered last year, it’s expected that we all have to wait until its 2021 release date to be revealed in order to enjoy the breathtaking drama.