Tchéky Karyo (The Missing) will return as 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.
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.
Tchéky Karyo, says: “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 says: “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!”
Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, adds: “I am delighted that Baptiste is returning to BBC One and can’t wait to see Tchéky in action with Fiona Shaw in her new role. Jack and Harry have taken this series into a whole new ominous world which will surprise as well as excite fans.”
Baptiste returns Sunday 18th July at 9pm on BBC One and iPlayer.