Captive is an eight episode series exploring hostage situations and negotiations around the world. From the highest profile cases to those kept hidden from the public, the producers have gained privileged access to some of the most challenging negotiations of recent times. The episodes look at a wide range of situations from the viewpoint of everyone involved: the victims and their families back home, the experienced negotiators, business leaders, government officials and the kidnappers themselves.

Show Info

Streamed on: Netflix (2016 - now)
Schedule: Fridays (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Drama Action Crime
Episodes ordered: 8 episodes

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Previous Episode

The Peacemakers, Iraq

Episode 1x08; Dec 9, 2016

In the violent aftermath of the Iraq War, four human rights activists from Christian Peacemaker Teams are taken hostage by insurgents in Baghdad.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x08: The Peacemakers, IraqDec 9, 2016
1x07: Al Qaeda Hostages, YemenDec 9, 2016
1x06: Bethlehem Siege, PalestineDec 9, 2016
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