Baptiste season 2 – how many episodes in the series and who is in the cast? – The American sun
The BBC One Baptiste series has returned to our screens for a second series with Tchéky Karyo in the role of detective Julien Baptiste immersing himself in a new case in Hungary.
Here’s everything you need to know about the new series, the cast, and when to watch it on TV.
How many episodes of Baptiste are there?
The second series consists of six one-hour episodes, which air at 9 p.m. on Sundays on BBC One.
The show was shot in Antwerp, Ghent, Amsterdam and Deal in Kent.
The character of Baptiste was first introduced in The Missing in 2014, a show produced by Harry and Jack Williams of Two Brothers Pictures.
BBC Drama Controller Piers Wenger said: “Julien Baptiste – played by the exceptional Tchéky Karo – is one of the Williams brothers’ greatest creations and totally deserves his own show.
“This first series of Baptiste will allow us to discover more than ever about Julien as he is parachuted into the center of a deeply moving and far-reaching criminal story.”
Who is in the cast of Baptiste?
Karyo will reprise his role in the second series and he will be joined by Fiona Shaw from Killing Eve.
Tchéky Karyo – Julien Baptiste
Tchéky Karyo, 64, is a French actor of Turkish origin who began his career as a stage actor before moving to cinema in the 1980s.
In 2000, he starred alongside Mel Gibson in The Patriot and also appeared in Nikita and Jean Jacques-Annaud’s The Bear.
Tchéky said: “He is filled with anger, bitterness, pain, and he no longer knows where the north or the south is.
“Julien is lost, he becomes aggressive, he loses his cool and hurts those close to him at home.
“That’s how we find out at the start of the series.
“Then we go through different periods to understand where he came from and finally see how great his capacity for resilience is.”
Anastasia Hille – Celia Baptiste
Anastasia Hille, 52, is a British actress who stars as Detective Baptiste’s wife.
She starred alongside Tchéky in the original 2016 series The Missing.
The British actress has also appeared in Kavanagh QC: The Sweetest Thing, Trial and Retribution and The Cazalets.
Her movie roles include The Hole, The Abandoned, Snow White And The Huntsman and Mamma Mia: Here we go again!
Tchéky teased: “Celia is trying to make him aware of this but he is so stubborn.
“He thinks he’s responsible for his family tragedy and carries this with him all the time. Julien is a bit of a masochist with pain.”
Fiona Shaw – Emma Chambers
Harry Potter and Killing Eve star Fiona Shaw plays Emma, a British ambassador whose husband and teenage sons go missing while on vacation in Hungary.
Baptiste helps Emma in her search to find them and the couple befriends.
Ace Bhatti – Nadeem
EastEnders star Ace has previously starred in Line Of Duty and Three Girls.
Her character Nadeem helps manage the media frenzy surrounding Emma and her missing family.
He’s part of Emma’s team at the embassy.
What is BBC One’s Baptiste Series 2 about?
The series synopsis teases: “Julien Baptiste is not the man we left behind at the end of the first series.
“After enduring a horrific personal tragedy, Julien has pushed Celia away and is looking for any distraction – whether it’s the bottom of a bottle or a new crate – to consume it.
“When the whole family of Ambassador Emma Chambers disappears in the Hungarian mountains, Julien finds his new suitcase. He immediately goes to the station where the Chambers were staying and takes refuge in Emma’s world.
“Although no longer a detective in any official capacity, Emma realizes that Julien’s experience and ability to understand human nature will be integral to his family’s return.
“When the case turns to murder and kidnapping, Julien must work closely with the Hungarian police, including Zsofia Arslan, who at first rejects his offers of help but quickly comes to see its value.
“Julien heads a police force he cannot trust and the obsessive media are desperate for more information on such a high-profile international affair.
“British Ambassador to Hungary, Emma tries to exert her influence, but the layers of corruption and secrets prove to be too complex to reveal. Julien, Zsofia and Emma must work together if Emma is to be reunited with her family.”
Baptiste airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on BBC One.