"The Capture": First Details Emerge on BBC Thriller

The BBC has just released early details on The Capture, an upcoming spy drama that will feature Holliday Grainger and Callum Turner.

"The Capture": First Details Emerge on BBC Thriller
//Credit: BBCOne

The Capture will be a six-part series, produced by Heyday Television and NBCUniversal International Studios, and should hit television screens by the end of the year.

The series follows the investigation surrounding Shaun Emery (Turner), a soldier who has been accused of murder in Afghanistan. Emery is acquitted due to sketchy video evidence, but trouble seems to follow the man- CCTV footage in London catches him potentially doing something horrible.

Rachel Carey (Grainger) is the investigator assigned to investigate Sean's case, and the deeper she digs into the matter, the more complicated things get.

When proud British soldier Shaun Emery's conviction for a murder in Afghanistan is successfully overturned due to flawed video evidence, he begins to plan for his life as a free man with his six year old daughter. However, when damning CCTV footage emerges from an incident in London, it isn't long before Shaun finds himself fighting for his freedom once more, only with lies, betrayal and corruption spreading further than he ever could have imagined. With DI Rachel Carey drafted in to investigate in what could be a career-defining case, she must discover if there is more to the shocking evidence than first meets the eye. Rachel will soon learn that the truth is merely a matter of perspective – before deciding what hers is.

The Capture also stars Ron Perlman and Famke Janssen, and will be written and directed by Ben Chanan. The cast is rounded out by Laura Haddock, Ben Miles, Lia Williams, Sophia Brown, Paul Ritter, Adelayo Adedayo, Ralph, Ineson, Cavan Clerkin, Barry Ward, Ginny Holder, and Nigel Lindsay.

The series will be executive produced by David Heyman, who worked on the Harry Potter movies, Rosie Alison and Tom Winchester will be producing for Heyday Television, and Ben Irving for BBC One. The Capture will be distributed worldwide by NBCUniversal International Distribution.

Piers Wenger, who works as the Controller of BBC Drama productions, described The Capture as "research based but with huge flair in its storytelling. The Capture shines a light on surveillance culture and asks what happens in a world where we can no longer trust the evidence in front of us."

Holliday Grainger previously worked on The Borgias as Lucrezia Borgia, Anastasia in Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella, Lady Gravesend on Patrick Melrose, and Robin Ellacott on C.B. Strike prior to being cast in The Capture.

Grainger was nominated for a Critic's Choice award for her work in 2013's Bonne and Clyde.

"I am thrilled to be joining the complex and intriguing world of The Capture. Ben Chanan's scripts are totally absorbing – I'm excited to explore the mind of DI Rachel Carey."

Callum Turner played Theseus Scamander on Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald, Nathan in the Assassin's Creed movie, Anatole Kuragin in 2016's War & Peace, Alistair in Victor Frankenstein, and Philip on Ripper Street. He's pretty happy to sign on to The Capture:

"The Capture is one of the best things I've ever read and I jumped at the chance to join this wonderful team of people. Shaun Emery is an antihero. He's funny yet wounded, complex, visceral and dangerous. The epic journey he goes on was one I wanted to travel."

We'll have more information on The Capture as we get it!


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Leigh KadeAbout Leigh Kade

Leigh George Kade is a writer, illustrator, and sculptor who lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and two small Skrulls. Leigh has also been a panelist on the wildly popular Geek Show Podcast since 2008. He has been an Entertainment Writer for Bleeding Cool since 2018.
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