Netflix UK Acquires True Crime Anthology Series ‘Manhunt’, Discovery UK Retains Linear Rights

Netflix UK has secured the first window rights to Discovery’s true crime anthology drama series Manhunt. The first season, subtitled Unabomber, will premiere on the streaming service on Tuesday December 12th, when all eight episodes will be available to stream.

This marks the second UK deal that producer and international distributor Lionsgate Television has lined up for Manhunt: Unabomber. TVWise previously reported that Discovery Channel UK had agreed a deal for the show. This new deal with Netflix does not impact Discovery’s agreement; they retain linear rights and plan to air Manhunt: Unabomber in 2018.

Manhunt is an anthology series exploring various high profile manhunts conducted by the FBI. The first season, subtitled Unabomber, tells the story of the Bureau’s hunt for Ted Kaczynski, who terrified the United States with a letter bombing campaign in the 1980s and early 1990s. It follows FBI agent Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald and explores how he deployed a radical approach to intelligence gathering to take down the so-called Unabomber.

The anthology drama, which has yet to be renewed for a second season was created by Andrew Sodroski and features an all-star cast that includes Paul Bettany, Sam Worthington, Mark Duplass, Rebecca Henderson, Elizabeth Reaser, Keisha Castle- Hughes, Brian d’Arcy James, Trieste Dunn, Jane Lynch, Chris North, Lynn Collins, Jeremy Bobb, Brian F. O’Bryne, Katja Herbers, Michael Nouri, Ben Weber, John Berchtold Manhunt is produced by Lionsgate Television, Discovery Channel and Trigger Street Productions.

Check out the trailer for Manhunt: Unabomber below: