Following the success of Bodyguard, the BBC are feeding our obsession with TV thrillers. Most recently it was The Capture, which told the story of a British soldier who is charged with a crime, but eventually becomes the catalyst in the middle of a multi-layered conspiracy.
The six-part series came to its conclusion on BBC One, and many viewers were left reeling from the conclusion and wondering whether we can expect a second series, right? Right. So, here's everything you need to know about The Capture season 2.
First of all, what happens in The Capture season 1?
The Capture tells the story of a British soldier, Shaun Emery, who is arrested for the assault and kidnapping of his barrister Hannah Roberts, which is caught on CCTV. But DI Rachel Carey, who is lead investigator on the case, quickly begins to realise all is not what it seems, and footage and events are being manipulated, in a bid to expose Correction. As the story unfolds, the characters are forced to confront what is actually real, what's been created as a trap for them to fall into, and whether what we see is actually what is happening. It's all very 1984, with hundreds of layers, and is the type of programming which needs pausing if you go and make a cup of tea.
Has Capture season 2 been confirmed?
Sadly, there's no news of whether a season 2 is definitely happening, BUT there is a bit of hope considering the finale of season 1 was left so open. In the closing sequence, we see Rachel still has the SIM card that shows Hannah Roberts on the bus, therefore exposing Correction, which she tapes the back of a picture frame.
She then heads to the Met Police Station to interrupt Garland and Hart's Correction conversation, asking them, "When can I start?" From this, viewers were left questioning, is she joining Correction? Or she trying to fight them from the insight out? Does she still want to blow the lid off? Presumably this is where series two comes in.. right?
Having said that, it's unclear whether the cast or crew would be keen on the prospect of a second series. Writer and director Ben Chanan did tell the BBC he thinks the drama is incredibly relevant to this moment and time - and can take up to two years to make - which makes us question whether a series two is on the cards.
"I was concerned to get the drama out as soon as possible," he explained. "It’s hard to be timely in TV drama as things take at least two years. Fortunately it’s hit the right moment and I think we’re not just talking about what’s going on right now but also advancing the conversation, so there is plenty about the drama which feels fresh and relevant."
Who will star in Capture season 2?
Again, this is unclear because we're not sure the series is definitely happening, but we're probably safe to assume that if it were to happen, Correction would be back. Whether the rest of the characters - Shaun Emery, DI Rachel Carey etc - would remains to be seen. And as for Hannah Roberts? We're keen to know whether she's ~actually~ dead, of if that's been manipulated to make us believe something untrue, too.
What might happen in The Capture season 2?
There are so many potential directions the second series could take. Will Correction continue to make us believe staged things are real? Does it go beyond CCTV manipulation? How deep does the conspiracy go?
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