Rev. star Tom Hollander has signed on for a starring role on BBC One’s recently ordered The Missing spin-off Baptiste, which hails from Harry and Jack Williams.
He will play Edward. “I am very excited to be working with Harry and Jack Williams”, Tom Hollander said in a statement. “They are brilliant storytellers of nuance and suspense.”
Hollander is only the second confirmed cast member. He joins Tchéky Karyo, who played titular character Julien Baptiste in both seasons of The Missing and is on-board to reprise his role in the spin-off.
Baptiste follows the stubborn detective, who is on a visit to Amsterdam with his wife, when he is recruited by the Chief of Police – who also happens to be an old girlfriend – 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.
Brothers Harry and Jack Williams, who were the creative force behind The Missing, are penning the scripts for Baptiste, which is being produced by their indie Two Brothers Pictures. “We have wanted to work with Tom for some time and are so pleased he is going to play Edward in Baptiste”, they said. “Tom’s huge range and formidable talent make him a wonderful addition to our cast”.
The Williams also serve as executive producers alongside Christopher Aird for Two Brothers Pictures and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC. John Griffin is the series producer. Filming is set to get underway this summer in Amsterdam and Belgium. All3Media International is handling global sales. It is not immediately clear if Starz – who co-produced The Missing for the U.S. market – are involved with the spin-off.