Set in London, BBC One’s new surveillance thriller The Capture follows one criminal case against a soldier previously cleared of murder only to be accused of another crime.
War and Peace actor Callum Turner leads as Shaun Emery, the proud British soldier whose conviction for a murder in Afghanistan is overturned due to weak video evidence.
Emery begins again as a free man with his six-year-old daughter, but when new CCTV footage emerges soon after, he must stand trial again for a different incident in London.
The Capture also stars Strike’s Holliday Grainger as investigator Rachel Carey, hired to dissect the reliability of the shocking video.
“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," said Turner of his new role. "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.”
Grainger added: “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.”
Written and directed by Ben Chanan (Cyberbully) The Capture is produced by Heyday Television and NBCUniversal International Studios.
Filming begins next month.