Network: Discovery Channel.
Episodes: Ongoing (hour).
TV show dates: August 1, 2017 — present.
Series status: Has not been cancelled.
Performers include: 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.
TV show description:
A scripted anthology series, the Manhunt: Unabomber TV show 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 crime drama centers on 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.
An experienced, ingenious anarchist, Kaczynski started out as a mathematical wunderkind who, in 1969 walked away from an assistant professorship at UC Berkeley after only two years. By 1971, he was living in a Montana cabin, without electricity or running water, and honing his survival skills.
In 1978, Kaczynski sends his first mail bomb. Between then and 1995, he will be responsible for a reported 16 bombings. His brother David (Duplass) and David’s wife Linda (Herbers) will prove instrumental in his ultimate downfall.
Bay Area Divisional Head of the FBI, Don Ackerman (Noth) supervises the UNABOM Task Force, which was formerly headed up by Andy Genelli (Weber). Seasoned FBI Agent Stan Cole (Bobb) is Ackerman’s “foul-mouthed pit bull.” The task force reports to U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno (Lynch).
As a newly minted member of the task force, Fitz is considered green by his co-workers, who are less than receptive to his innovative concepts and methods. Because of this, he must wrestle not only with the case, but also bureaucracy itself, in order to apprehend the Unabomber.
This episode has not aired yet.
First aired: TBD
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