Primetime TV Review: “The Capture”

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“The Capture” on Peacock, Review by Eva 7/19/2020

This Peacock six episode mini-series that originally aired in Britain is a fast-paced, exciting thriller that makes the viewer question what they see and if you can trust video to really show the truth.  Callum Turner stars as Shaun Emery, whose conviction of murder is overturned when his lawyer Hannah Roberts (Laura Haddock) proves that what you see on video isn’t exactly what happened in the situation.  Shaun doesn’t have time to enjoy his freedom because Hannah is kidnapped and Shaun is once more put in jail because of video evidence.  The question for the audience becomes, Did Shaun kidnap Hannah, or did someone else do it?”

This show is interesting to watch if you love mysteries. Each episode gives you clues to help you find the real culprit.  The only thing I don’t like is that it is rated for mature audiences because it uses the F word way too much.  I wish “The Capture” was a bit longer than six episodes, but this show is a stand-out for Peacock.  I give the show 5 out of 5 stars

More Information:

  • trailer: The Capture
  • Press Release: The Capture
    The Capture is a conspiracy thriller that looks at a troubling world of fake news and the extraordinary capabilities of the intelligence services. When soldier Shaun Emery’s (Callum Turner, War & Peace, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) conviction for a murder in Afghanistan is overturned due to flawed video evidence, he returns to life as a free man with his young daughter. But when damning CCTV footage from a night out in London comes to light, Shaun’s life takes a shocking turn and he must soon fight for his freedom once again. Detective Inspector Rachel Carey (Holliday Grainger, Strike, Patrick Melrose) is drafted to investigate Shaun’s case, but she quickly learns that the truth can sometimes be a matter of perspective. The Capture also stars Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Hand of God), Famke Janssen (X-Men, Taken), Ben Miles (The Crown, Coupling), Laura Haddock (Transformers: The Last Knight, Guardians of the Galaxy), Lia Williams (The Crown, Kiri), Sophia Brown (Clique, Marcella) and Paul Ritter (Chernobyl, Friday Night Dinner).From Heyday Television and NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios, The Capture is created, written and directed by Ben Chanan (The Missing, The People Next Door). Executive Producers are David Heyman (Marriage Story, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood), Rosie Alison (Paddington 2, The Light Between Oceans) and Tom Winchester (Endeavor, Bouquet of Barbed Wire) for Heyday Television, Tom Coan (Hanna, The Long Song) for NBCUniversal International Studios, Ben Irving (Gentleman Jack, Silent Witness) for BBC One and Ben Chanan. Derek Ritchie serves as Producer.

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