Baptiste series 2 ‘planned by BBC One’ following successful first series

Baptiste is reportedly set for a second series after winning over BBC One viewers.

The new thrilling six-part drama from the creators of The Missing, starring Tchéky Karyo as the insightful but stubborn investigator Julien Baptiste, concluded on Sunday night.

French detective Julien Baptiste, who first appeared in The Missing series one and two, returned in the titular role for spin-off.

According to The Sun, a second series is planned following the first run of six episodes coming to an end.

The minds behind the show, Jack and Harry Williams previously told The Sun newspaper: “We definitely want to do more Baptiste.

“I think in writing [Baptiste] we had some ideas about where he might go and in future series, we’ll tell a complete trilogy.

“This is the beginning with a bigger arc for Julien and new characters.”

In the original series, Julien Baptiste was seen staying in Amsterdam where his daughter had recently had a child. Forever under their feet and restless, he was invited to meet up with old flame Martha Horchner, the chief of police in Amsterdam.

But it wasn’t a lunch to catch up on old times – she wanted his help to find a missing girl, Natalie, the niece of Englishman Edward Stratton.

The cast included Tchéky Karyo as Julien Baptiste, Tom Hollander as Edward Stratton, Jessica Raine as Genevieve Taylor, Boris Van Severen as Niels and Barbara Sarafian as Martha.

Series 1 of Baptiste is currently available to Download or on DVD as well as via the BBC iPlayer.

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