‘Manhunt’ is an American drama miniseries that airs on the Discovery Channel. The series first premiered on August 1, 2017. The show has been created by Andrew Sodroski, Jim Clemente, and Tony Gittelson. Discovery Communications and Trigger Street Productions are the companies backing the project, while David A. Rosemont acts as the producers. Dana Brunetti, John Goldwyn, Troy Searer, Andrew Sodroski, Kevin Spacey, and Greg Yaitanes are on board as the executive producers of the show.
However, once it came out, it took a whole new direction and evolved into an anthology series that will air on the Spectrum cable service. The initial show is centered around the FBI’s hunt for the Unabomber, one of the most infamous cases of domestic terrorism in the history of the USA. Needless to say, the series drew the attention of fans, who are always eager to know what went on in the minds of people who committed atrocious deeds. Critics too viewed the series favorably, overall, although there were some criticisms from the FBI regarding the authenticity of what had been portrayed. Nonetheless, considering the fact that Netflix picked up the show in November 2017, and decided to air in the following month itself, is testament enough that the show had a large fanbase to get the streamers interested.
Manhunt Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of ‘Manhunt’ is a star-studded affair and includes big names like Sam Worthington, known for his role as Jake Sully in ‘Avatar‘. He also has famous films like ‘Terminator: Salvation’, ‘Clash of the Titans’, and ‘Wrath of the Titans’ to his name. He plays the role of FBI agent Jim Fitzgerald, who the show portrays as being instrumental to bringing the Unabomber to justice. Paul Bettany who has lent his voice as J.A.R.V.I.S. and later played the role of Vision in the MCU movies plays the role of Ted Kaczynski or the Unabomber. Jeremy Bobb of ‘Hostages’ fame plays the role of Stan Cole.
Keisha Castle-Hughes appears as Tabby Milgrim, Lynn Collins, known for her roles in ‘True Blood‘, and ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine‘ plays the role of Natalie Rogers. There are several other supporting characters who help portray the events that transpired on the show, and some of them are pretty significant like Mark Duplass in the role of David Kaczynski, the brother to the Unabomber, who tipped the FBI as to who the perpetrator might be.
In the upcoming season, the cast of the show is going to be different since the story will focus on another manhunt, and this time it will not be about the Unabomber anymore. As far as we know until now, Cameron Britton and Jack Huston are going to be playing the leads in this season. The former is known for his chilling performance as Ed Kemper in ‘Mindhunter‘, while the latter is best known for his role in ‘Boardwalk Empire‘. While Huston plays the role of the Atlanta Olympics Bomber, Eric Rudolph, Britton steps into the role of Richard Jewell, the security guard who was wrongly accused of the crime.
Manhunt Plot: What is it about?
The main plot of ‘Manhunt: Unabomber’ has been centered around Ted Kaczynski, or the Unabomber. He was called so, because of an acronym given to him by law enforcement agencies, based on the fact that he sent bombs to universities and airline companies. He also led the FBI on one of their most extensive and expensive manhunts while he operated between 1978 and 1995, killing three people and injuring 23, in hopes of starting a revolution that would eschew modern technology and usher in nature-centric anarchism.