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Crime drama The Missing premiered in 2014 and revolved around a father’s (James Nesbitt) search for his missing 5-year-old son, and the French detective, Julien Baptiste, (Tchéky Karyo) assigned to the case.

Karyo returned for the second season, which also starred Anglo regular David Morrissey as the distraught father of an abducted teenage girl.

Now, BBC Media Centre has announced there will be a follow-up to the gripping series, with a spinoff called Baptiste.

The story will pick up with Baptiste traveling to Amsterdam on vacation. While he’s there, he has a catchup with his ex-girlfriend, who happens to be the chief of police. He’s meant to be on a getaway, but his expertise is called on to help with a case being investigated. The details of the crime have yet to be released, but we can expect Baptiste to be his typical unrelenting self and see they mystery through to the end.

Karyo released a statement about reprising the role, saying, “Julien Baptiste is very dear to me. So I’m really excited to be following his journey to the streets of Amsterdam and seeing what dark secrets he unveils this time. No doubt he’ll continue to take great risks all in the name of justice.”

Harry and Jack Williams, the writers of the original two series, will be returning for Baptiste. And, they are clearly just as excited, releasing a joint statement, exclaiming, “Julien Baptiste lives!”

They elaborate on continuing the complex character’s story and working with Karyo: “It’s an absolute pleasure to be writing the character of Baptiste again, and working with the utterly brilliant Tchéky Karyo, who brings such depth and individuality to Julien.”

Filming will begin later this year, with the series set to air on BBC One in 2018. It’s not clear when the series will release in the U.S., but we hope sooner than later.

In the meantime, The Missing seasons one and two can be streamed via Amazon Prime.

Are you glad to see that detective Baptiste is alive and well and making a comeback?

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By Brigid Brown