All3Media International has signed a host of new deals for Two Brothers Pictures latest instalment of detective drama "Baptiste", ahead of its BBC One premiere in the UK. Following these deals, the international distributor has now sold the series to more than 180 territories across five continents including US, Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa.
Broadcast partners include Masterpiece in North America, Tohokushinsha in Japan, Sky (New Zealand) as well as a pan territory deal with Starz covering German speaking Europe, French Speaking Europe, Italian speaking Europe, Latin America, French Dom Tom, BBC Studios ANZ for Australia and BBC Studios Asia for BBC First, BBC’s premium drama SVOD service.
Multiple European broadcasters have recently acquired the acclaimed detective drama including TV+ (Turkey), DR (Denmark), Seznam TV (Czech Republic) and VRT (Belgium), C More (Scandinavia), TV4 (Sweden), Canal+ (Poland) and Disney+ (Portugal).
Following a gripping first season set in Amsterdam, the second season will see Tchéky Karyo (The Missing) reprise his role as retired detective Julien Baptiste for a new case set in Budapest. BAFTA winner and Primetime Emmy nominee Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve, Fleabag) joins the cast, while BAFTA nominee Anastasia Hille (Keeping Faith, The Fear) returns as Celia Baptiste.
Maartje Horchner, EVP Content at All3Media International, commented, “It is fantastic to see so many broadcasters continuing their commitment to 'Baptiste' as we await delivery of the much-anticipated second season. Since his debut as the insightful but stubborn investigator Julien Baptiste in Two Brothers Pictures’ The Missing, Tchéky Karyo has created an iconic, complex character who has enthralled audiences around the world. With the equally mesmerising Fiona Shaw joining the cast and a new twist-laden investigation devised by acclaimed writers Harry and Jack Williams, season two promises to offer another masterclass in gripping detective drama.”
Since his debut as the insightful but stubborn investigator Julien Baptiste in Two Brothers Pictures’ The Missing, Tchéky Karyo has created an iconic, complex character who has enthralled audiences around the world” Maartje Horchner EVP Content at All3Media International