With just two days away until The Capture returns, there's a lot to be excited about, particularly with I May Destroy You's Paapa Essiedu joining Holliday Grainger and Ron Perlman in the cast.


When we last caught up with DCI Rachel Carey, played by Holliday Grainger, it seemed as though she was joining forces with the secret government operation she had originally set out to expose – and in season 2, we'll see the detective become involved in a brand new conspiracy.

Now working in the Counter Terrorism Command's mapping department, Carey is made aware of a case in which a man is murdered by invisible assailants, with the investigation bringing her within the orbit of hotshot politician Isaac Turner (Essiedu).

"Something is very wrong, but can she work out what before Britain's security is irrevocably compromised?" the BBC teases.

So, just when will the new season arrive on our screens? Read on for everything you need to know about The Capture season 2.

The Capture season 2 release date

The Capture season 2 will premiere on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Sunday 28th August 2022.

Meanwhile, the BBC has also confirmed that season 1 of the show will also return to BBC iPlayer in August, meaning that if you need to refresh your memory of what's happened so far after so long away from the story, you'll be able to do so.

What will The Capture season 2 be about?

Paapa Essiedu in The Capture
Paapa Essiedu in The Capture Laurence Cendrowicz/BBC/Heyday Films/NBC Universal

The official synopsis for The Capture season 2 says: "Created and written by Ben Chanan, the next instalment 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 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?

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"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."

The Capture season 2 cast: Who's returning and who's new?

Indira Varma as Khadija Khan in The Capture season 2.
Indira Varma as Khadija Khan in The Capture season 2 Laurence Cendrowicz/BBC/Heyday Films/NBC Universal

Cast returning to the series include Holliday Grainger (Strike) as DCI Rachel Carey, along with Ron Perlman (Hand of God), Ben Miles (Devils), Lia Williams (The Crown), Cavan Clerkin (The Last Kingdom), Ginny Holder (Avenue 5) and Nigel Lindsay (The Salisbury Poisonings).

Meanwhile, a big new addition for season 2 is Paapa Essiedu (The Lazarus Project) who plays Isaac Turner MP, a young rising star politician. He's joined by other new additions including Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), Andy Nyman (Hanna), Charlie Murphy (Peaky Blinders) and Rob Yang (Succession).

Ron Perlman reprises the role of CIA Chief Frank Napier for The Capture season 2
Ron Perlman reprises the role of CIA Chief Frank Napier for The Capture season 2 Laurence Cendrowicz/BBC/Heyday Films/NBC Universal

Here's a full list of the cast announced so far to be appearing in season 2:

  • Holliday Grainger as DCI Rachel Carey
  • Paapa Essiedu as Isaac Turner MP
  • Ron Perlman as CIA Chief Frank Napier
  • Ben Miles as Commander Danny Hart
  • Lia Williams as DSU Gemma Garland
  • Cavan Clerkin as DS Patrick Flynn
  • Ginny Holder as DS Nadia Latif
  • Nigel Lindsay as DSI Tom Kendricks
  • Indira Varma as Khadija Khan
  • Andy Nyman as TBC
  • Charlie Murphy as TBC
  • Rob Yang as TBC

We could be in for some surprise appearances too - let us not forget how Hollywood star Famke Janssen turned up in the last season's finale!

Is there a trailer for The Capture season 2?

Yes, watch below:

The footage teases the "invisible assassins" at work and we see that Paapa Essiedu's character Isaac Turner is the victim of "deepfake interview" on Newsnight as his career is sabotaged, but by whom?

It seems that DCI Carey has her work cut out for herm, but will she bring down the system of "correction" underway?

The Capture will return to BBC One this August. Looking for something to watch in the meantime? Check out our TV Guide or visit our dedicated Drama hub.


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