Prior to season two of Baptiste premiering, the creators cancelled the drama.
Brothers and screenwriters Jack and Harry Williams announced series two was going to be its last earlier this year.
Jack explained in a press Q&A: “I think what we’ve had the joy of doing every year is telling big, bold stories that give him a proper journey…And I think we began to worry – does it become a formula? Do we suddenly make him just another cop?
“And we thought, well that aside, let’s just tell a great story for him and a great story for an actress that we’ve wanted to work with forever [Shaw] and the thing came together and as we wrote it, we started to realise that if we did this, we wouldn’t get to do another one.”
Baptiste is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.