The Capture series drama returns for 2nd series on BBC One

Series 2 of BBC One drama The Capture is on its way – here’s all you need to know.

You may have already watched the first series of the crime drama back in 2019 which proved a huge hit, becoming iPlayer’s biggest new title of the year.

A whopping 7.7 million people tuned into The Capture when it aired in the heady pre-Covid days of 2019.

The final two of six episodes will air on Sunday, 11 September and Monday, 12 September at 9PM. As well as watching on TV, you’ll be able to watch online on iPlayer.

Holliday Grainger will reprise her role as Detective Inspector Rachel Carey for the second series while Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You, The Lazarus Project) will guest star as Isaac Turner, a young rising star MP with ambitions for the very top.

Indira Varma (This Way Up, Game Of Thrones) and Andy Nyman (Hanna, Unforgettable) will also join The Capture for series two.

Meanwhile Ron Perlman, Ben Miles, Lia Williams, Nigel Lindsay, Cavan Clerkin and Ginny Holder will all reprise their roles from series one.

The trailer starts with the murder case of a Chinese national who was assassinated in his own apartment. With CCTV all over the flat, it should be an open and shut case, right? Well, this is The Capture after all and even with cameras dotted both inside and outside of his home, there’s no sign of the shooters anywhere.

As the team try to show Turner the extent of the surveillance problem they have on their hands, he appears live on primetime news – even though he stands before them. The “real-time image manipulation” is out in full force and more so than ever, holds deadly consequences for Turner and those around him. It’s chilling stuff, that’s for certain.

Chanan, who has written all six episodes of the upcoming season, says: “I am thrilled to be working with Paapa Essiedu on The Capture season two. I’ve honed the story of Isaac Turner, a young, ambitious, idealistic British politician with Paapa in mind, and there’s no actor I’d rather collaborate with in bringing it to life.

“I also feel incredibly lucky to be welcoming Indira Varma and Andy Nyman to the show, where they join the brilliant Holliday Grainger, Ron Perlman, Lia Williams and the cast from series one. A dream cast, across the board!”

A teaser of the new series shares: “Series two 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 series 2 began on Sunday 28th August

Series 2 of The Capture will run for six episodes.

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