Spy thriller The Capture renewed for a second season at BBC
Ahead of the series’ upcoming U.S. debut, BBC has officially renewed Ben Chanan’s spy drama series The Capture for a 6-episode second season. This renewal comes after more than eight months since its successful premiere in the U.K. where it was positively received by critics and the audience. The first season is scheduled to premiere in the U.S. on July 15, exclusively on NBCUniversal’s new streaming service Peacock.
“The BBC is so proud of The Capture which gripped and enticed audiences last year, and following its launch, grew its audience each week from episode three onwards which is no mean feat.” BBC Drama Controller Piers Wenger said in a statement. (via Deadline)
The Capture is a conspiracy thriller that looks at a troubling world of fake news and the extraordinary capabilities of the intelligence services. When soldier Shaun Emery’s conviction for a murder in Afghanistan is overturned due to flawed video evidence, he returns to life as a free man with his young daughter. But when damning CCTV footage from a night out in London comes to light, Shaun’s life takes a shocking turn and he must soon fight for his freedom once again. Detective Inspector Rachel Carey is drafted to investigate Shaun’s case, but she quickly learns that the truth can sometimes be a matter of perspective.
The series stars Holliday Grainger (Strike), Callum Turner (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Hand of God), Famke Janssen (X-Men, Taken), Ben Miles (The Crown, Coupling), Laura Haddock (Transformers: The Last Knight, Guardians of the Galaxy), Lia Williams (The Crown, Kiri), Sophia Brown (Clique, Marcella) and Paul Ritter (Chernobyl, Friday Night Dinner).
From Heyday Television and NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios, The Capture is created, written and directed by Ben Chanan (The Missing, The People Next Door). Executive producers are David Heyman (Marriage Story, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood), Rosie Alison (Paddington 2, The Light Between Oceans) and Tom Winchester (Endeavor, Bouquet of Barbed Wire) for Heyday Television, Tom Coan (Hanna, The Long Song) for NBCUniversal International Studios, Ben Irving (Gentleman Jack, Silent Witness) for BBC One and Ben Chanan. Derek Ritchie serves as producer.