BBC Renews Holliday Grainger Drama ‘The Capture’ For Season 2
Holliday Grainger’s surveillance thriller ‘The Capture‘ will return for a 2nd Season it has been announced today. The series, which is a co-production between BBC, Heyday Television and NBCUniversal International Studios, aired on BBC One in the UK, and NBC’s streaming service Peacock in the USA.
Season One saw Holliday Grainger (‘Strike’, ‘The Borgias’) star as DI Rachel Carey, who was drafted in to investigate the case of Shaun Emery (Callum Turner), a soldier who is caught attacking a woman on a night out via some pretty damning CCTV footage. But Carey quickly learns that the truth can sometimes be a matter of perspective…
“I’m excited to be joining Ben Chanan and the team for series two of The Capture,” commented Grainger “Ben’s meticulously researched world challenges the boundary between possible and probable dark truths and constantly keeps you guessing. I can’t wait to explore what he has in store for Rachel Carey next.”
Grainger will return as Rachel Carey for the second series, set to follow series one’s shock ending… (WARNING – SEASON ONE SPOILERS INCOMING)… that saw Carey seemingly join forces with the shadowy correction team she had previously sought to expose. The Bafta Award-winning Ben Chanan – who created, wrote and directed all six episodes of series one – will also return to helm series two. Further details and casting will be announced in due course.
“I am thrilled to be joining forces with the BBC, Heyday and NBCUniversal International Studios again,” adds Ben Chanan. “The Capture series two will see Rachel Carey fall deeper into the dizzying world of fakery and disinformation. She has only just scratched the surface of this conspiracy.”
Season 1 of ‘The Capture’ was a huge hit for BBC One, growing its audience across the series, and was BBC iPlayer’s biggest new title of 2019. It has had over 22 million requests on the platform to date.
“The BBC is so proud of The Capture which gripped and enticed audiences last year, and following its launch, grew its audience each week, from episode three onwards, which is no mean feat,” commented Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama. “We’re hugely grateful to Ben, the cast and the entire team at Heyday Television and NBCUniversal for all their work on the series. I cannot wait for audiences to see where Ben is about to take this story next, and we’re excited to have Holliday back as the determined Rachel Carey, ready to take on her next challenge.”
Series two of The Capture (6×60′) was commissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, and Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content. It will be produced by Heyday Television and NBCUniversal International Studios, which is part of NBCUniversal Content Studios, for BBC One. It will be written and directed by Ben Chanan. Executive Producers are David Heyman, Rosie Alison and Tom Winchester for Heyday Television, Tom Coan for NBCUniversal International Studios, Ben Irving for BBC One and Ben Chanan. The Producer is Kristian Dench. The series will be distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution.
“We could not be more delighted with the fantastic response to The Capture, from audiences and critics alike,” added David Heyman, Executive Producer for Heyday Television. “Congratulations to our brilliant writer-director Ben Chanan who delivered this thrilling, provocative thriller, which resonated so widely – and to all our outstanding cast and crew. Series two promises to be an even more timely and enthralling conspiracy thriller, we can’t wait to share it.”
‘The Capture‘ Season 1 is available to stream in full on BBC iPlayer in the UK, and premieres July 15, 2020, on Peacock in the USA.
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