The Capture: Everything you need to know about the BBC’s new conspiracy thriller

If you love a good conspiracy then you’re going to be obsessed with the BBC’s latest drama The Capture.

A surveillance thriller written and directed by Ben Chanan (the man responsible for the second season of the critically acclaimed The Missing), the series has just been announced by the broadcaster, and it sounds like viewers are in for quite the ride.

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The six-part series was recently announced by the BBC, along with its key cast members and explosive plot. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming show…

Who is in it?

Holliday Grainger, star of British crime drama, Strike (in which she plays Robin Ellacott) has been confirmed to be taking the lead role in The Capture. The English actress will take the role of Rachel Carey, a special detective brought into to solve a murder case. She will star alongside Callum Turner (viewers will recognise him from BBC’s War and Peace) who will play Shaun Emery, a proud British solider accused of a murder in Afghanistan.

The BBC has promised more casting to be announced ‘in due course.’

What is it about?

Having been described by Radio Times as a ‘military Making A Murder‘, The Capture follows protagonist Shaun (Turner)’s overturned conviction for murder in Afghanistan when the prosecutions case collapses due to flawed evidence. A happy Shaun then begins to plan his future, making plans with his 6-year-old daughter when his case is reopened, this time being accused of yet another horrific crime.

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Detective Carey (Grainger) is brought in to examine the case and new damning CCTV evidence and according to the BBC, her investigations leads her to a ‘troubling world of misinformation, fake news, and the extraordinary technological capabilities of the intelligence services.’

Speaking to Radio Times, Turner said: ‘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.’

Similarly, Ben Chanan added: ‘As detective and suspect respectively, Rachel and Shaun must grapple their way through a world of deception and moral uncertainty. With Holliday and Callum, I feel blessed to have two such brilliant, dynamic and engaging lead actors taking us on that journey.’

When will it air?

No air date has been confirmed by the BBC yet, but we do know that filming for the show kicks off next month.