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Baptiste Season 2: BBC Announce Release Date For New Series

Baptiste Season 2: BBC Announce Release Date For New Series

Baptiste is finally returning to our screens for its second instalment.

Lucy Devine

Lucy Devine

Baptiste fans, BBC has just revealed the drama is returning for a second season this month.

Season 2 of the gripping thriller will return to our screens on Sunday 18th July at 9pm and BBC has also unveiled the brand new trailer, which you can watch below:

For the second season, Tchéky Karyo (The Missing) resumes his role as Julien Baptiste, a retired police investigator. Meanwhile, Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve, Fleabag) makes her debut appearance as British Ambassador Emma Chambers.

BBC explain the six-part series will take viewers into Budapest's secretive and corrupt underworld, in which Julien has endured a horrific personal tragedy.

He has pushed away his wife Celia and is looking for distraction - either by drowning his sorrows in drinking or via a new case to get stuck into.

The synopsis explains: "When British Ambassador Emma Chambers' whole family disappears whilst on holiday in the Hungarian mountains, Baptiste immerses himself into Emma's world, committed to finding her husband and two sons.

For the second season, Tchéky Karyo resumes his role as Julien Baptiste (

"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?"

Speaking about the new series, Tchéky Karyo said: "The story they have written for the second series is so bold, it questions our society and our relationships with others with a strong and accurate sense of judgement.

"I was excited to be challenged this way and to carry this ambitious story on my shoulders."

It returns on Sunday 18th July at 9pm (

The drama has been written by BAFTA-nominated and Emmy-winning Harry and Jack Williams who also serve as executive producers, alongside Christopher Aird and Tommy Bulfin.

We've got a feeling we're going to be totally hooked to this!

Baptiste will air on Sunday 18th July at 9pm on BBC One, with all episodes available on iPlayer that day. Binge watch pending!

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: BBC, TV and Film