Callum Turner & Holliday Grainger To Star In BBC Conspiracy Thriller ‘The Capture’

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30 Oct 18
Callum Turner & Holliday Grainger To Star In BBC Conspiracy Thriller 'The Capture'

Callum Turner & Holliday Grainger To Star In BBC Conspiracy Thriller ‘The Capture’

‘Strike’ star Holliday Grainger and ‘War and Peace’ actor Callum Turner are set to lead the cast of BBC One’s upcoming conspiracy thriller The Capture the broadcaster has announced.

When proud British soldier Shaun Emery’s (Turner) 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 (Grainger) 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.

With an adamant Shaun battling with his tormented past in order to clear his name once and for all, The Capture looks at a troubling world of misinformation, fake news, and the extraordinary technological capabilities of the intelligence services. In the post-truth era and when criminal justice relies so heavily on video evidence, can we always believe what we see?

‘The Capture’ is written and directed by Ben Chanan (‘Cyberbully’) and Exec Producers are David Heyman and Rosie Alison for Heyday Television, Tom Coan for NBCUniversal International Studios, Ben Irving for BBC One and Ben Chanan. Derek Ritchie will serve as producer and it will be distributed by NBCUniversal International Distribution. Callum Turner (‘War and Peace’, ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’) and Holliday Grainger (‘Strike’, ‘Cinderella’) will lead the cast of the London-based drama.

“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,” commented Turner. “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.”

“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,” adds Grainger.

The Capture is a 6x60min series for BBC One, and will begin filming will begin next month.