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The Capture Season 2: Everything We Know

July 23, 2020
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The Capture Season 2

Upon its inception in September 2019, ‘The Capture’ received a positive response from the critics who lauded the mystery series for its engrossing narrative that centers upon Lance Corporal Shaun Emery, as he strives to clear his name after falling victim to the dark side of the surveillance culture. The crime drama series also developed a fan-following for its suspenseful atmosphere, well-rounded characters, electrifying performances, and an easy-flowing pace that maintains a sense of intrigue throughout the season. Naturally, fans have been waiting for some news on ‘The Capture’ season 2. In that case, we have some good news for you.

The Capture Season 2 Release Date

‘The Capture’ season 1 premiered on July 15, 2020, on NBC’s video streaming service Peacock. All the six hour-long episodes released on the same day! The show originally premiered on BBC One on September 3, 2019, and concluded its run on October 8, 2019. It garnered over 22 million requests on BBC iPlayer and became its biggest new title of 2019.

As far as another season is concerned, the BBC officially announced the show’s renewal on June 3, 2020. Considering its immense popularity, the Ben Chanan creation was bound to get renewed. Reacting to the positive development, Chanan said in a press release, “I am thrilled to be joining forces with the BBC, Heyday and NBCUniversal International Studios again. 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.” Well, we don’t know about you but our curiously has piqued.

The release date has not been set yet but if we take the delay due to COVID-19 pandemic into consideration, we can expect ‘The Capture’ season 2 to release sometime in early 2022, on BBC One, followed by a release on Peacock, a few months later.

The Capture Season 2 Cast: Who is in it?

Sparing a few, almost all the cast members of the first season will reprise their respective roles in the second season. Holliday Grainger will undoubtedly return as Detective Inspector Rachel Carey. Ben Miles will come back to play Commander Danny Hart, while Lia Williams will return to essay the character of Gemma Garland.

The returning cast members can also include Ron Perlman as Frank Napier, Famke Janssen as Jessica Mallory, Sophia Brown as Karen, Ginny Holder as Nadia Latif, and Cavan Clerkin as Patrick Flynn, among others. Showrunner Ben Chanan has explicitly revealed that Lance Corporal Shaun Emery’s character arc is complete. So, there is a high probability that Callum Turner might not make an appearance in the second season.

The Capture Season 2 Plot: What can it be About?

In the final episode of season 1, Shaun goes berserk after watching the false footage that shows him kidnapping his daughter. Garland allows Shaun to spend time with his child but after the meeting, Napier blackmails Shaun to confess to the murder of Hannah Roberts. He tells Shaun that if he fails to do so, the video of Shaun and his daughter would be altered to show that he is abusing her. Shaun complies and pleads guilty. In prison, Shaun’s ex-girlfriend visits him and he confesses that although he didn’t kill Hannah, he took the life of an unarmed insurgent, while serving in Afghanistan. In the end, Carey joins Garland and Hart after securing an SD card that contains the actual bus footage.

The second season might continue to showcase the malpractices of the Correction program. Now that Carey is a part of the process, she might try to expose the truth of the Secret Services and reveal to the world how they doctor the CCTV footage to nail the suspects they believe are guilty when the original footage is deemed inadmissible in the court. It is also possible that Carey might actually begin to trust the rationale behind the whole process and band together with Hart and Garland to put more criminals in prison. Well, my money is on the first scenario but however it turns out, we are sure it is going to blow our minds.

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