Since the debut of Peacock back in the summer of 2020, Brit TV fans here in the United States have known that The Capture, which was the best of Peacock's initial offerings, was already renewed for a Season 2. The series premiered on the BBC in 2019, and the renewal came before the show arrived on Peacock in July 2020. But since then, there's been little to go on. The show was in limbo due to pandemic-related production shutdowns and lockdowns, with the first casting announcements for a new round of episodes not arriving until August 2021. But though all's been quiet on the deepfake technology series front since then, Peacock surprised announced the second season is scheduled to arrive before the end of the year.
As part of an extensive slate of Peacock originals announced for autumn of 2022 and going through to the end of the year, The Capture Season 2 was one of several British TV series Peacock had listed for the second half of the year. The top of the announcement led with Trigger Point, the Jed Mercurio-produced thriller starring Vicky McClure and Adrian Lester that arrives in early July. The list also included August's The Undeclared War, the Mark Rylance-starring story of a team of analysts at GCHQ, warding off cyberwarfare attacks, and the Dolly Alderton memoir adaptation Everything I Know About Love, which is also slated for August.
That's four titles out of 15, a decent selection of British fare for Anglophile viewers to consider. But while the first two have actor cred going for them, and the third promises romance, all three are untested. The Capture, on the other hand, is already a proven hit. If the synopsis for the new season is anything to go by, the stakes are rising higher. Last season was all about deepfake video and manipulation of footage by the British government to jail suspects they didn't have enough evidence to convict. Season 2 aims for something more deadly: Invisible Assassins.
Here's the synopsis:
Season two of The Capture will again question if we can really believe what we see. Escalating from the CCTV thriller of series one, the six-part run features 'invisible' assassins, the terrifying rise of deepfake technology, the ever-growing tension between government and Big Tech, and corruption at the heart of the British media.
Holliday Grainger will again lead the cast as DI Rachel Carey, who joined the SO-15 deepfake team at the end of Season 1. She's once again co-star alongside Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy), Ben Miles (The Crown), Lia Williams (His Dark Materials), Nigel Lindsay (Victoria), Cavan Clerkin (The Last Kingdom), and Ginny Holder (Death In Paradise). New faces for Season 2 include Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You) as Isaac Turner, a "rising star M.P. with ambitions for the very top." Also debuting as part of Season 2: Indira Varma (Game Of Thrones) and Andy Nyman (Unforgotten).
The Capture still doesn't have a release date to return to the U.K., but with Peacock's announcements, viewers are pretty sure the BBC will be premiering it in the next five months. The Capture Season 2 will arrive as a binge with all six episodes on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022.