Deadline reports Discovery Channel will premiere its Manhunt: Unabomber TV show on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 9:00pm ET/PT. The scripted drama stars Sam Worthington as FBI agent Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald and Paul Bettany as Ted Kaczynski. The debut episode is a two-hour special.
A scripted drama series from Kevin Spacey’s production company, Trigger Street Productions, Manhunt: Unabomber was originally ordered under the title, Manifesto. The Discovery cast also includes: Jane Lynch, Chris Noth, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Mark Duplass, Lynn Collins, Jeremy Bobb, Katja Herbers, Brían F. O’Byrne, Brian d’Arcy James, Elizabeth Reaser, Trieste Kelly Dunn, and John Berchtold.
Manhunt: Unabomber explores how Agent Fitzgerald used a radical intelligence gathering approach, in order to catch Kaczynski.
Andrew Sodroski created the series and executive produces with showrunner and director Greg Yaitanes. The Manhunt: Unabomer release date was announced today at Discovery Channel’s upfront presentation to advertisers.
What do you think? Do you like the sound of the Manhunt: Unabomber TV series? Do you plan to check it out, when it premieres this summer, on Discovery Channel?