Jessica Raine to star alongside Tom Hollander &Tchéky Karyo in new BBC One series, Baptiste
Jessica Raine to star alongside Tom Hollander and Tchéky Karyo in highly anticipated new BBC One series, Baptiste
Patrick Melrose actress to star alongside Tom Hollander in Amsterdam underworld BBC drama
Baptiste Sunday 17th February 9pm on BBC One
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Filming has commenced on Baptiste, a thrilling new drama written by the creators of The Missing, Harry and Jack Williams, starring Tchéky Karyo as the insightful but stubborn investigator Julien Baptiste.
Jessica Raine is to play the role of Genevieve, alongside Tom Hollander as Edward.
When Julien and his wife are on a visit to Amsterdam, the Chief of Police - who also happens to be an old girlfriend - seeks out his help due to his renowned and methodical crime solving skills.
Baptiste is rapidly embroiled in a case that looks beyond the beautiful streets, canals and houses of Amsterdam to the seamy underworld beneath.
Karyo, Hollander and Raine are joined by a stellar cast including Alec Secareanu (God’s Own Country), Clare Calbraith (Downton Abbey), Nicholas Woodeson (Taboo), Anastasia Hille (The Missing) and Talisa Garcia (Silent Witness).
Local Belgian talent includes Barbara Sarafian, Boris Van Severen, and Martha Canga.
Harry and Jack Williams say: “We are so pleased to welcome Jessica Raine to our brilliant cast; her talent and commitment are perfect for Genevieve and we're really excited to see what she does with the character.”
Baptiste is produced by Two Brothers Pictures for BBC One in association with all3media International who are handling international sales. Belgian co-producer is CZAR Film & TV with the support of the Screen Flanders economic fund. BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance invested with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government and the City of Antwerp's film cell provided logistical support.
Executive Producers are Harry and Jack Williams and Christopher Aird for Two Brothers Pictures and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC. The series will be produced by John Griffin and directed by Borkur Sigthorsson and Jan Matthys.
Baptiste was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, BBC Director of Content and Piers Wenger, BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning.
Source BBC One
July 27, 2018 5:23am ET by BBC One