Baptiste season 2 – Start date, plot, cast and everything you need to know

Baptiste season 2 promises to be a cracker!

Baptiste season 2 is on its way, where we’ll once again follow the life and career of retired police investigator, Julien Baptiste who finds himself at the centre of a new case. It will take viewers into Budapest’s secretive and corrupt underworld, and no doubt have us on the edge of our seats.

Here’s everything you need to know about the new season…

When is Baptiste season 2 on BBC1?

An air date for season 2 has not yet been confirmed, but you can still watch Baptiste season one on BBC iPlayer if you need a recap of what happened. We’ll keep you updated as soon as we know when it’s coming to BBC1. Like the first season, this one will have six one hour long episodes.

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What happens in Baptiste season 2?

Those of you seeking a gritty, complex drama will be pleased to know that there’s lots of interesting stuff to look forward to in Baptiste’s second season.

The official BBC synopsis, “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.

Fiona Shaw in Baptiste

Fiona Shaw returns in season 2 of Baptiste.

“When British Ambassador Emma Chambers’ 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?” 

Who is in the cast for Baptiste season 2?

Of course, Tchéky Karyo is reprising his role as Julien Baptiste, who first appeared in drama The Missing between 2014-2016. Speaking about the new season, he 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.”

Killing Eve’s Fiona Shaw will also be joining this season, starring as British Ambassador Emma Chambers. Emma’s world is turned upside down when her whole family goes missing, and Baptiste must help her find out what happened.

Speaking about her role, she 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!”

Is there a trailer?

Not yet, watch this space!

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