Masterpiece has released a trailer for Baptiste, a mystery spin-off headed to PBS stations nationwide later this year that's based on a popular and beloved character from the series The Missing.
Tchéky Karyo will reprise his role as the insightful and stubborn French detective Julien Baptiste for this six-part series, which will also feature The Night Manager's Tom Hollander and Call the Midwife's Jessica Raine in key roles.
As the series begins, a retired and restless Baptiste is visiting Amsterdam where his daughter has recently given birth. A lunch with old flame Martha Horchner, now Amsterdam’s chief of police, turns out to be more than a catch-up on old times: she wants his help finding Natalie, a missing girl who is the niece of Englishman Edward Stratton. Martha believes the case is connected to a Romanian sex trafficking gang and that it is vital to find Natalie soon.
Julien meets up with Edward and they begin their search, but it’s not long before Julien realizes that all is not as it seems. Why does nobody want to talk about the missing girl? Who is the man following Julien’s wife? What is the connection between the case and the transsexual brothel, whose owner has sent someone to follow them? And who is the mysterious woman who helps the sex industry girls and tells them that Natalie has run away to Germany? As Julien starts to uncover some of the truths behind the lies, he realizes there is more to this case than meets the eye. By the time Baptiste becomes aware of the danger that he’s been drawn into, his own family is in grave peril.
Watch the trailer for yourselves below.
There's no confirmed airdate for Baptiste as yet, beyond the fact that it's due to hit screens at some point this spring, during the new slate of Masterpiece Mystery offerings. More information on that as we have it.
Are you looking forward to the return of this popular character from The Missing?