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BBC filming drama ‘Baptiste’ in Antwerp and Ghent, with Belgian cast

Belgium and the Netherlands in the coming months as the backdrop for the filming of the BBC drama ‘Baptiste’. The 6-part television series is a spin-off of the well-known ‘The Missing’. The series is like “The Missing,” co-produced by the Brussels CZAR Film & TV and One.

Screenwriters of ‘The Missing’, Harry & Jack Williams came up with also this spin-off where the French actor Tchéky Karyo his role takes over as the gruff and stubborn inspector Julien Baptiste. This time, he will be assisted by Tom Hollander (‘Taboo’ & ‘The Night Manager’) and Jessica Raine (‘Patrick Melrose’ & ‘Wolf Hall’), but also by talent from our own soil. Barbara Sarafian (“The Day” & “Beau Séjour”), Boris Van Severen (‘Belgica’ & ‘Salamander 2’) and Martha Canga Antonio (‘Water’ & ‘Black’) will have significant roles to play and the direction of the second part of the series is in the hands of Jan Matthys (“a host of Heaven’ & ‘In Flanders Fields’).
When Julien and his wife to visit Amsterdam, asks the chief of police – who was also a former girlfriend of Baptist for his help and knowledge to be a crime to solve. Soon becomes Baptiste embroiled in a case that will take him to the grim underworld of the city.
“There will also be a mixed British and Belgian team behind the scenes working as art director Stijn Verhoeven, make-up designer Michelle Beeckman and sound engineers Stijn Jacobs & Luc Cuveele. It will take about 70 days to be turned to October, mainly in Antwerp and Ghent. The support of Screen Flanders in combination with Tax Shelter investments are essential to the Belgian share in the financing of the production.” says co-producer at CZAR Film & TV Eurydice Gysel.

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