Callum Turner and Holliday Grainger to Star in BBC One’s The Capture

Credit: Callum Turner - Matt Gordon, Holliday Grainger - Sarah Dunn

By Reece Mallett | 30 Oct 2018 at 12:11pm

Lead roles announced

Callum Turner (recently played Theseus Scamander in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) and Holliday Grainger (Cinderella) have been announced as the lead cast for BBC One’s upcoming conspiracy thriller, The Capture. The series is both written and directed by Ben Chanan, who is probably best known for directing Cyberbully starring Maisie Williams.

The Capture is a six-part series, with each episode being an hour long. It’s produced by Heyday Television and NBCUniversal International Studios.

Sophie McShera & Holliday Grainger
Sophie McShera & Holliday Grainger at the world premiere of “Cinderella” at the El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood.
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The plot

When proud British soldier Shaun Emery’s (Turner) conviction for a murder in Afghanistan is successfully overturned, he begins to plan for his life as a free man with his six-year-old daughter. However, when damning CCTV footage emerges from an incident in London, it isn’t long before Shaun finds himself fighting for his freedom once more, only with lies, betrayal and corruption spreading further than he ever could have imagined. With DI Rachel Carey (Grainger) drafted in to investigate in what could be a career-defining case, she must discover if there is more to the shocking evidence than first meets the eye.

Callum Turner in Green Room
Callum Turner in Green Room. © Broad Green Pictures

With an adamant Shaun battling with his tormented past in order to clear his name once and for all, The Capture looks at a troubling world of misinformation, fake news, and the extraordinary technological capabilities of the intelligence services. In the post-truth era and when criminal justice relies so heavily on video evidence, can we always believe what we see?

Ben Chanan said:

“I am thrilled to have Holliday Grainger and Callum Turner leading our cast. As detective and suspect respectively, Rachel and Shaun must grapple their way through a world of deception and moral uncertainty. With Holliday and Callum, I feel blessed to have two such brilliant, dynamic and engaging lead actors taking us on that journey.”

Filming for the series starts next month, with further casting announced in due course. As soon as we have news on an air date we’ll let you know!



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