The Capture season full cast, start date and more

The new thriller series The Capture is finally set to return to BBC One

The new six-part season once again comes from writer Ben Chanan, and will star Holliday Grainger, Ron Perlman and new addition Paapa Essiedu.

Season 1, which aired in 2019, saw soldier Shaun Emery (Callum Turner) framed for murder with fake video evidence in order to protect a secret government operation known as Correction.

In season 2, DCI Rachel Carey (Holliday Grainger) will find herself in the middle of a new conspiracy, with a new target. But will she be able to solve the case?

It’s going to be a tough one if the latest trailer is anything to go by, which reveals there’s been another mysterious murder due to faked CCTV footage.

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In the new trailer, DS Flynn reveals in a voice-over: “Chinese national assassinated inside his own apartment. He had CCTV all over the flat, inside and out, only the shooters are nowhere to be seen.”

The camera then pans to new character Isaac Turner (I May Destroy You actor Paapa Esseidu), who’s shown shaking the hand of an AI technology business owner and telling him the UK will never buy his product.

Isaac’s approach doesn’t appear to work out so well for him, however, as he’s later shown breaking down and smashing up his laptop at his home.

It’s not quite clear what’s going on, but it’s safe to say things aren’t looking great for Isaac.

So, just when will the new season arrive on our screens? Read on for everything you need to know about The Capture season 2.

What will The Capture season 2 be about?

The official synopsis for The Capture season 2 says: “Created and written by Ben Chanan, the next instalment of The Capture will again question if we can really believe what we see. Britain is under siege: hacked news feeds, manipulated media, and interference in politics.

“Entrenched in the UK’s own ‘Correction’ unit, DCI Rachel Carey finds herself in the middle of a new conspiracy – with a new target. But how can she solve this case when she can’t even trust her closest colleagues?

“Escalating from the CCTV thriller of series one, the six-part run features ‘invisible’ assassins, the terrifying rise of deepfake technology, the ever-growing tension between government and Big Tech, and corruption at the heart of the British media.”

The Capture season 2 release date

The Capture season 2 will premiere on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Sunday 28th August 2022.

Meanwhile, the BBC has also confirmed that season 1 of the show will also return to BBC iPlayer in August, meaning that if you need to refresh your memory of what’s happened so far after so long away from the story, you’ll be able to do so.

The Capture season 2 cast: Who’s returning and who’s new?

Cast returning to the series include Holliday Grainger (Strike) as DCI Rachel Carey, along with Ron Perlman (Hand of God), Ben Miles (Devils), Lia Williams (The Crown), Cavan Clerkin (The Last Kingdom), Ginny Holder (Avenue 5) and Nigel Lindsay (The Salisbury Poisonings).

Meanwhile, a big new addition for season 2 is Paapa Essiedu (The Lazarus Project) who plays Isaac Turner MP, a young rising star politician. He’s joined by other new additions including Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), Andy Nyman (Hanna), Charlie Murphy (Peaky Blinders) and Rob Yang (Succession).

Here’s a full list of the cast announced so far to be appearing in season 2:

  • Holliday Grainger as DCI Rachel Carey
  • Paapa Essiedu as Isaac Turner MP
  • Ron Perlman as CIA Chief Frank Napier
  • Ben Miles as Commander Danny Hart
  • Lia Williams as DSU Gemma Garland
  • Cavan Clerkin as DS Patrick Flynn
  • Ginny Holder as DS Nadia Latif
  • Nigel Lindsay as DSI Tom Kendricks
  • Indira Varma as Khadija Khan
  • Andy Nyman as TBC
  • Charlie Murphy as TBC
  • Rob Yang as TBC

We could be in for some surprise appearances too – let us not forget how Hollywood star Famke Janssen turned up in the last season’s finale!

Is there a trailer for The Capture season 2?

The footage teases the “invisible assassins” at work and we see that Paapa Essiedu’s character Isaac Turner is the victim of “deepfake interview” on Newsnight as his career is sabotaged, but by whom?

It seems that DCI Carey has her work cut out for herm, but will she bring down the system of “correction” underway?

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