BBC One & Cinemax Eyeing September Premiere For ‘Hunted’

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Exclusive: Hunted (AKA Morton, AKA Nemesis), the new series from X-Files executive producer Frank Spotnitz, looks set to receive its global premiere in September. Sources at BBC One tell me that they currently have the series’ eight episode first season pencilled in for a mid-September launch (around the same time sister channel BBC Two plans to premiere another series which features an X-Files alum: The Fall).

Over at Cinemax, however, I hear that the series may not launch until October. Sources at Cinemax tell me that two options for Hunted are being considered: 1) the drama series will launch in September in the Friday night 11pm time-slot vacated by Femme Fatales or 2) the series will be held back until the second season of Strike Back (or third season for our UK readers) has finished airing in October, at which stage Hunted would assume the Friday night 10pm time-slot. Regardless, sources in both camps tell me that the series will have begun in both the US and the UK by the end of October. I’m told that Cinemax is expected to zero in on (and announce) a premiere date within the next six to eight weeks.

Hunted was created by Frank Spotnitz and follows Sam Hunter, a highly skilled operative for an elite private intelligence firm who survives an attempt on her life that may have been orchestrated by members of her own team. Once she returns to the firm, she performs her secretive duties without knowing who to trust and who wants her dead. The drama series stars Melissa George as Sam Hunter and Adam Rayner as Aidan Marsh, Sam’s colleague and potential love interest at the firm. Also starring in the series is Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones), Morven Christie (The Sinking of the Laconia), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost), Lex Shrapnel (Captain America: The First Avenger), Uriel Emil (Criminal Justice), Patrick Malahide (Billy Elliot), Stephen Campbell Moore (The Bank Job, History Boys) and Oscar Kennedy (Toast).

TVWise will bring you the US and UK premiere dates for Hunted just as soon as they are announced by BBC One and Cinemax.