BBC One has announced Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You) will guest lead the second series of The Capture, joining Holliday Grainger for the next instalment of the drama.
Also joining the cast will be Indira Varma (This Way Up) and Andy Nyman (Hanna), while Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Ben Miles (The Crown), Lia Williams (Riviera), Nigel Lindsay (The Salisbury Poisonings), Cavan Clerkin (Pulling) and Ginny Holder (Avenue 5) will reprise their roles from series one.
Created and written by Ben Chanan, the upcoming series will see Essiedu play Isaac Turner, a young rising star MP with lofty ambitions for the top job.
Questioning whether we can truly believe what we see, The Capture’s second series finds Britain under siege from hacked news feeds, manipulated media, and interference in politics. DCI Rachel Carey (Grainger) is entrenched in the UK’s own ‘Correction’ unit in the centre of a new conspiracy, hunting a new target. But solving the case is proving especially difficult now that she can no longer trust her own colleagues.
With the terrifying rise of deep fake technology, the growing tension between government and Big Tech, and corruption at the heart of the British media, the CCTV thriller will further explore the invisible assassins pulling the strings behind screens.
On joining The Capture, Paapa Essiedu said: “I’m so excited to be coming on board with The Capture. Ben has written one of the freshest and most prescient scripts of recent times and I can’t wait to see what this incredible cast and crew can do with it.”
Creator and writer Ben Chanan added: “I am thrilled to be working with Paapa Essiedu on The Capture series two. I’ve honed the story of Isaac Turner, a young, ambitious, idealistic British politician with Paapa in mind, and there’s no actor I’d rather collaborate with in bringing it to life. I also feel incredibly lucky to be welcoming Indira Varma and Andy Nyman to the show, where they join the brilliant Holliday Grainger, Ron Perlman, Lia Williams and the cast from series one. A dream cast, across the board”
Further details about The Capture will be announced in due course, with filming commencing imminently.