Definitely a 2019 killer series. If you loved Prison Break, No Easy Day, Hostages and anything with twists The Capture is your series. A British mystery crime-drama series created, written and directed by Ben Chanan.
The Guardian describes the show as one of the most satisfying and cleverly plotted.
If there were any justice, everyone would be talking about The Capture right now. Ben Chanan’s surveillance thriller isn’t just one of the most cleverly plotted dramas of recent years – it’s also one of the most satisfying.
The satisfaction comes from the many ways the show uses technology to keep the audience off-balance. From the moment it became clear that while DI Rachel Carey (Holliday Grainger) was convinced her detectives were outside the house Shaun Emery (Callum Turner) was being interrogated in he clearly couldn’t be, to the jaw-dropping explanation by an image manipulation expert of just how that scene could be faked, The Capture has created outlandish scenarios that are also strangely plausible.
With the increased use of CCTV as proof or evidence to serve justice, The Capture suggests a rethink of the use of footage captured by surveillance cameras. In the series, security forces don’t simply spy on citizens but manipulate images to ensure that “justice” is served.
The drama series follows the former UK Special Forces Lance Corporal Shaun Emery, who after being acquitted of a war crime in Afghanistan finds himself accused of the kidnapping and murder of his barrister Hannah Roberts, backed by damning CCTV evidence. Whilst Emery works to clear his name, the fast-tracked Detective Inspector Rachel Carey of Homicide and Serious Crime Command begins to uncover a complex conspiracy surrounding Emery, calling into question the validity of the footage.