Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Discovery Announces Premiere Date for New Anthology Series 'Manhunt: The Unabomber'

During its upfront presentation to advertisers today, Discovery announced the premiere date for its new scripted anthology series Manhunt: The Unabomber

The new series will premiere on Tuesday, August 1 at 9/8c., with a special two-hour premiere.

Sam Worthington and Paul Bettany star as FBI agent Jim "Fitz" Fitzgerald and Ted Kaczynski, respectively. The season depicts the true story of the FBI's famed hunt for the Unabomber, the deadliest serial bomber in history. Fitzgerald was a fresh-faced criminal profiler and newest member of the Unabom Task Force, and faced an uphill battle against the bureaucracy of the UTF as his maverick ideas and new approaches to forensic linguistics were dismissed. That work eventually led to Kaczynski's capture 17 years after is first bombing in 1978.

The cast also includes Brian d'Arcy James, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Rebecca Henderson, Elizabeth Reaser, Mark Duplass, Chris Noth and Jane Lynch.

Andrew Sodroski created the series. He executive produces with Kevin Spacey, Greg Yaitanes, John Goldwyn, Troy Searer and Dana Brunetti. Lionsgate Television and Trigger Street Productions produce.