Although documentaries and other non-scripted fare are their stock-in-trade, Discovery is branching out into the scripted scene with its new docu-drama anthology series. The first season is entitled Manhunt: Unabomber. Does this true crime series have the chops to succeed? Will Manhunt be cancelled or renewed for a season two? Stay tuned. **Status update below.
The Manhunt: Unabomber TV show stars Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Chris Noth, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Jane Lynch, Mark Duplass, Michael Nouri, Brian d’Arcy James, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Elizabeth Reaser, Ben Weber, Jeremy Bobb, Lynn Collins, Katja Herbers, and Brian F. O’Byrne.
Manhunt: Unabomber recounts the true story of the FBI’s pursuit of the Unabomber. This domestic terrorist is thought to be the most lethal serial bomber of all time. The story centers on innovative FBI Agent and Criminal Profiler Jim Fitzgerald (Worthington). A trailblazer, Fitz develops and uses forensic linguistics, in order to identify Ted Kaczynski (Bettany) and capture the culprit.
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What do you think? Do you like the Manhunt TV show? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season on Discovery Channel?
**5/14/2019 Status Update: Manhunt has been renewed for season two, but on Spectrum rather than Discovery. Details here.