How many episodes are in The Capture Season 2? | The Sun

THE Capture has returned for another season – three years after the explosive ending of the first series.

But how many episodes are there and who stars in The Capture season 2? Here's everything you need to know.

How many episodes of The Capture are there?

Fans have been waiting a long time for its return and they will be pleased to know they can expect six hour-long episodes of new season of The Capture.

The first episode of The Capture season 2 premiered on Sunday, August 28, 2022.

Who stars in The Capture Season 2?

The Capture Season 2 is back with a brand new story – and a brand new leading character.

Here's everything you need to know about the cast of The Capture Season 2.

Paapa Essiedu

British actor, Paapa Essiedu, is joining the Season 2 cast as the young ambitious MP, Isaac Turner.

Isaac is personally attacked by an unknown threat during his electoral campaign – using deep fake to alter his interviews, so the public turns against him.

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Eagle-eyed viewers may recognise him for his roles in BBC One's I May Destroy You as Kwame – which he received a Primetime Emmy and British Academy Television Award nominations.

Holliday Grainger

Fans of season one will be pleased to know that Holliday Grainger is back as DI Carey for a second series.

She is returning to front the latest investigation, which sees "Britain under siege".

As news feeds and manipulated media begin to get out of control – DI Carey and her team are tasked with trying to figure out who is behind all the chaos, before any real damage is done.

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Actress Holliday Grainger is best known for her role in BBC drama Strike, where she has played character Robin Ellacott for five years.

She has also starred in The Borgias, Demons, Waterloo Road, My Cousin Rachel and Cinderella.

Ron Perlman

Another familiar face returning for the second season is Ron Perlman, who plays CIA Chief Frank Napier.

Despite his appearances in season one where he was able to help Rachel – his character still remains a mystery.

Away from his role as Frank Napier, you may recognise Ron from a number of roles on both the big and small screen over the years.

These include the Transformers franchise, Hellboy, Trollhunters, Hand of God, Crave and The Scorpion King – as well as starring as Clarence 'Clay' Morrow in Sons of Anarchy for five years.

Cavan Clerkin

Actor Cavan Clerkin's biggest role yet has been as Father Pyrlig in The Last Kingdom – a role he has starred in for five years.

Before this, Clerkin has been in Babylon, The Agency, Pulling, Dead Set and Muscle.

However, he is now appearing on our screens as DS Patrick Flynn – one of Rachel's key members in the Homicide squad.

Other cast members include:

  • Ben Miles as Commander Danny Hart
  • Lia Williams as DSU Gemma Garland
  • Indira Varma as Khadij Khan

What happened in The Capture Season 1?

The first season of the gripping BBC surveillance thriller saw Lance Corporal Shaun Emery acquitted on the charge of unlawfully killing an unarmed Taliban insurgent on tour in Afghanistan.

After serving a six month prison sentence Shaun was freed when his legal team called into question the reliability of the helmetcam footage evidence used to convict him.

However, his life was once again turned upside down when CCTV footage shows him violently assaulting solicitor, Hannah Roberts – who had helped in win his freedom prior.

Adamant that he didn't hurt her – The Capture Season one saw Shaun attempting to clear his name.

But things weren't as simple as Shaun first thought – as he is set-up, betrayed and trapped and beaten.

Hot in pursuit to discover if Shaun is telling the truth was Detective Inspector Rachel Carey – who began to doubt if Emery is guilty, especially when her own role in a previous terrorism conviction using CCTV evidence comes into question.

And Carey wasn't the only one pursuing him – also hot on his heels was Frank Napier.

Season one was saw links to the American security services, an activist group trying to overturn what they believe is an unsafe terrorism conviction and a body in a boot.

As well as doctored CCTV footage, conspiracies, dishonesty and murder.

DI Carey and Emery teamed up to try to expose the sinister Correction – but they were always one step behind.

The final episode saw Emery confess to the manslaughter of Hannah Roberts to protect his daughter and to ensure the Correction programme continued.

And as for DI Carey, she agreed to join the Correction programme – in hopes of exposing them.

When is The Capture on BBC One?

A new episode of The Capture will air on BBC One each week.

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The final episode will air on October 2, 2022.

Once the first episode is released, the entire six-episode boxset is going to be available to watch on the streaming service BBC iPlayer.

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