The Capture series 2 is about to film, and Paapa Essiedu is guest lead opposite returning series lead Holliday Grainger
Hit thriller The Capture will star Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You, Gangs Of London, Hamlet) as guest lead for series two. The BAFTA and Emmy award nominated actor will join series lead Holliday Grainger for the next instalment of the hit drama, created and written by Ben Chanan. Essiedu will play 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 for series two. Ron Perlman (Hand Of God, Sons Of Anarchy), Ben Miles (Devils, V For Vendetta), Lia Williams (The Crown, Riviera), Cavan Clerkin (The Last Kingdom, Babylon), Ginny Holder (Avenue5, MotherFatherSon) and Nigel Lindsay (The Salisbury Poisonings, The Last Kingdom) all reprise their roles from series one.
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 (Grainger) 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.
You can read more about this show in the BBC press release, which was the most requested new title on iPlayer across all genres.