The Capture: BBC conspiracy thriller to film in London

The Capture, an upcoming BBC One drama from Cyberbully writer/director Ben Chanan, is set to shoot in London. The series is a thriller that delves into matters of surveillance and cybersecurity, and its shoot in the English capital is expected to be a long one.

The Knowledge Online, a trusted industry website, reports that pre-production is underway for The Capture‘s “lengthy shoot” in London. The series is produced by Heyday Television and NBCUniversal International Studios, with Harry Potter franchise alum David Heyman listed among the executive producers.

When The Capture was first announced, the BBC’s official press bumf described its story like so:

“An acutely timely surveillance thriller set in London, The Capture begins with the unjust arrest of an innocent man and soon escalates into a multi-layered conspiracy of manipulated evidence. A spy show for the modern era, it asks – in an age where visual images can be drastically manipulated, yet criminal justice relies so heavily on video evidence – can you always believe what you see?”

And the show’s creator, Ben Chanan, had this to say:

“I am delighted to be joining forces with BBC Drama and Heyday on The Capture: a wronged-man conspiracy thriller inspired by urgent questions about surveillance, misinformation and the murky ethics of video-fakery. I couldn’t be in better company for the ambitious journey ahead.”

The Capture will run for six episodes of sixty minutes on BBC One for UK viewers, with NBCUniversal International Distribution handling the rest of the world’s broadcasts.

The Capture‘s premiere date is yet to be set, but we’d expect to see it on our screens in 2019.

We’ll bring you more news as we hear it.