Bafta winning actor Tom Hollander has joined the cast of upcoming BBC One drama Baptiste, which stars Tchéky Karyo as the insightful but stubborn investigator Julien Baptiste.
The series is due to start filming this summer and is being written by Harry and Jack Williams, founders of Two Brothers Pictures and the makers of ITV’s hit series Liar.
On his casting, Hollander said: “I am very excited to be working with Harry and Jack Williams. They are brilliant story tellers of nuance and suspense.”
Harry and Jack Williams say: “We have wanted to work with Tom for some time and are so pleased he is going to play Edward in Baptiste.
“Tom’s huge range and formidable talent make him a wonderful addition to our cast”
BBC Executive Producer Tommy Bulfin, added: “Tom is a wonderful actor and to have him teaming up with Tchéky is very exciting.
“Baptiste promises to be another thrilling series from the Williams brothers for BBC One.”
Baptiste was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, BBC Director of Content and Piers Wenger, BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning.