The BBC1 thriller starring Holliday Grainger is set up perfectly for a second run... contains spoilers!
The Capture has captivated viewers since it arrived on our screens and millions of viewers were on the edge of their seats as the six-part series reached a climax last night!
The surveillance thriller ended with former soldier Shaun Emery (Callum Turner) confessing to the manslaughter of solicitor Hannah Roberts – although he was innocent – in an attempt to protect his daughter and ensure the Correction programme continues.
Meanwhile DI Rachel Carey (Holliday Grainger) then agreed to join Correction, but could her secret aim be to expose the dodgy dealings inside the programme?
Elsewhere, US intelligence operative Frank Napier (Ron Perlman) was shocked when his boss Jessica Mallory (Famke Janssen) revealed a desire to leak some details of the Correction programme in a bid to protect an unnamed Washington figure – no prizes for guessing who that might be!
In other words, the scene is set for a second series…
“There’s definitely scope for another series, because by the end the possibilities are opened up even more,” says the show’s executive producer, Rosie Alison. “We pose a big moral question that I think our audiences will have different perspectives on and there’s room for this idea to go a lot further. It’s like throwing a small pebble into a pond and watching it ripple outwards!”
The dystopian technology featured in The Capture might seem futuristic, yet writer Ben Chanan insists video surveillance”‘correction” isn’t as far-fetched as we might think. Indeed he came up with the idea while interviewing counter-terrorism operatives for his BAFTA-winning 2012 documentary, The Plot to Bring Down Britain’s Planes.
“It was clear that video evidence is the most effective way of securing a conviction,” explains Ben. “At the same time I was increasingly aware of how much better and faster visual effects were becoming – and how it was possible to manipulate video. Those two worlds were colliding and I thought it would make an interesting drama, although it took me a while to come up with a plot that would service the idea!”