She'll star alongside Tchéky Karyo who returns as retired police investigator, Julien Baptistene in a second series on BBC One.
Filming for the new series will begin next month in Budapest as a brand-new gripping case promises to take viewers into Budapest’s secretive and corrupt underworld.
Julien Baptiste is not the man we knew before. After enduring a horrific personal tragedy, Julien has pushed his wife Celia away and is looking for any distraction – whether that be the bottom of a bottle or a new case - to consume him.
Fiona Shaw will play British Ambassador Emma Chambers, whose whole family disappears whilst on a skiing holiday in the Hungarian mountains and it's up to Baptiste to immerse himself into her world, in order to find her husband and two sons.
However, when the case turns into something far more brutal and desperate, Julien must navigate a Hungarian police force he doesn’t trust and unrelenting media interest who are hungry for information on such a high-profile international case.
Julien must remain rational in the face of chaos in order to find Emma’s family. Will he be able to solve his most complex case yet? Speaking about the new series, Tchéky Karyo said“I am so excited and proud of Harry and Jack for their new audacious story in Hungary. I can’t wait to prepare for Julien’s new adventure and for the emotions that he is about to go through. I’m looking forward to sharing this incredible journey with an amazing cast.”
Whilst Fiona Shaw spoke about joining the show and said“I’m honoured to be joining this hugely talented and committed team with the superb writing of Harry and Jack Williams and under the direction of Thomas Napper. I’m so lucky to be working with all the best of the new generation!”
Writers and managing directors of Two Brothers Pictures, Harry and Jack Williams added “We are thrilled to be continuing Julien Baptiste’s story. Even more ambitious than ever, this year’s story pays homage to its roots in The Missing by unfolding across two distinct periods of time, and we can guarantee even more surprises and twists."
"It’s a privilege to work once more with the mesmerising Tchéky Karyo who has created an iconic character. And this year he’ll be joined by Fiona Shaw, an incredible actress who we’ve wanted to work with for some time. We can’t wait to see the two of them together. "
Further casting will be announced in due course.
Baptiste will return to BBC One