Channel 4 has renewed their factual entertainment series Hunted for a third season. Season three, which will consist of six episodes, is set to air in 2018.
The renewal comes after the show’s second season scored strong ratings. Hunted consistently outperformed the 9pm slot-average and saw a sizeable uplift (+80%) in the 16-34 demo.
Hunted follows nine British citizens who turn fugitive and go on the run. They are pursued across the UK by an elite team of 30 hunters, drawn from some of the world’s best investigators and led by former Scotland Yard detective, Chief Peter Bleksley. The series is produced by Shine TV with Tim Whitwell, Matt Bennett and Jonathan Smith serving as executive producers.
“We very much look forward to building on the success of Hunted in new and exciting ways for series three. In an era of unparalleled scrutiny around both privacy and security, Hunted has become a thrilling and eye-opening game of cat and mouse, pitting determined fugitives against expert hunters”, said Channel 4’s Head of Formats Dom Bird, who commissioned the new season alongside Head of Documentaries Nick Mirsky and Documentaries commissioning editor Madonna Benjamin. “It’s already clear that this year both sides will have to raise their game as they battle it out to emerge triumphant.”
“We are thrilled to be making another series of Hunted for Channel 4”, added Tanya Shaw, Managing Director of Shine TV. “As well as being utterly gripping, the show has really captured the imagination of audiences around the world, especially the younger demographic, as it explores surveillance society in a really engaging yet thought provoking way.”