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Manhunt: The Unabomber 

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An in-depth look at how an FBI profiler helped track down the terrorist Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber.
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Season 2 Premiere


2020

A manhunt begins for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics Bomber, which turns to the security guard, Richard Jewell, who tried to help investigators.


Most Recent Episode


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

When Ted fails to have the evidence against him invalidated, Fitz makes one last appeal to him to plead guilty.


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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Sam Worthington ...  Jim 'Fitz' Fitzgerald 7 episodes, 2017
Jeremy Bobb ...  Stan Cole 7 episodes, 2017
Ben Weber ...  Andy Genelli 7 episodes, 2017
Chris Noth ...  Don Ackerman 7 episodes, 2017
Paul Bettany ...  Ted Kaczynski 7 episodes, 2017
Lynn Collins ...  Natalie 7 episodes, 2017
Brían F. O'Byrne ...  Frank McAlpine 6 episodes, 2017
Keisha Castle-Hughes ...  Tabby 5 episodes, 2017
Mark Duplass ...  David Kaczynski 5 episodes, 2017
Elizabeth Reaser ...  Ellie Fitzgerald 5 episodes, 2017
Diesel Madkins ...  Ernie Esposito 5 episodes, 2017
Katja Herbers ...  Linda Patrik 4 episodes, 2017
Michael Banks Repeta ...  Dan Fitzgerald 4 episodes, 2017
Griff Furst ...  Burkhardt 3 episodes, 2017
Rebecca Henderson ...  Judy Clarke 3 episodes, 2017
Jane Lynch ...  Janet Reno 3 episodes, 2017
Will Murden ...  Sean Fitzgerald 3 episodes, 2017
Bonnie Johnson ...  Wanda Kaczynski 3 episodes, 2017
Rowan Bousaid ...  Yuppy Dad (Birdwatcher) / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Tonya Bludsworth ...  Yuppy Mom (Birdwatcher) / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Jason Jones Jason Jones ...  UTF Agent 3 episodes, 2017
Trieste Kelly Dunn ...  Theresa Oakes 2 episodes, 2017
Tyler Huth ...  Timmy Oakes 2 episodes, 2017
Mike Pniewski ...  Dr. Charles Epstein 2 episodes, 2017
Steve Coulter ...  Anthony Bisceglie 2 episodes, 2017
Dan Triandiflou ...  Gary Wright 2 episodes, 2017
Joe Knezevich ...  Steve Freccero 2 episodes, 2017
McKenna Grace Martin McKenna Grace Martin ...  Joanna Epstein 2 episodes, 2017
Jana Allen ...  Heidi Shumway 2 episodes, 2017
Mary Rachel Quinn ...  Lois Epstein 2 episodes, 2017
Candace Mabry Candace Mabry ...  Patrick Fischer's Secretary / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Doug Kruse ...  David Gelernter 2 episodes, 2017
Nonoma ...  FCI Prison Guard 2 episodes, 2017
Cade Smith ...  Doug Volkoff 2 episodes, 2017
Tom Thon ...  History of Science Prof. / ... 2 episodes, 2017
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Storyline

Manhunt: Unabomber (formerly known as "Manifesto") will explore how the FBI caught infamous criminal masterminds, with each closed-ended season following a different case. The first season will focus on the FBI agent, a highly specialized linguist, who using unconventional means brought Ted Kaczynski, aka the "Unabomber", to justice after nearly a 20-year manhunt. The show, said to be heavily serialized and darkly psychological in the vein of True Detective,would provide insight into the criminal and the case but also the psychological effects the cases have on the FBI agents assigned to hunt down the most dangerous criminals who often delve into a kind of madness of their own, becoming totally absorbed in the crimes and forced to live inside the darkest minds imaginable for years. Written by ahmetkozan

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Manhunt: Lone Wolf See more »

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Trivia

As of 2018, the Unabomber's cabin, featured prominently in this series, is on display at the Newseum in Washington, DC. See more »

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The real linguistics professor who Fitz worked with was male. See more »

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So far a must see Series, Sam Worthington and Paul Bettany are both incredibly engaging.
7 August 2017 | by Thrill_KillZSee all my reviews

I watch this sort of stuff all the time, too much at times, but I can say that this has an insightful feel to it that draws you in fast and leaves you wanting to spend the rest of your day/evening watching the rest. It's so well made, the writing is very intelligent and doesn't spoon feed you as it goes along. I admit despite occurring in my Country, the entire series of events was nothing more than a series of news-lines as I was graduating HS that year and remembered little more than that infamous sketch and vague details of the case as a whole.

I think they chose a good time for a show surrounding the details of what makes(made) Ted Kaczynski tick and how agent Jim 'Fitz' Fitzgerald meticulously profiled him in a manner unlike any other before him. I haven't read any of the Ted Kaczynski written articles and letters, but the start of this series has me very interested in him and his ideals. T.K. seems to have some very relatable ideas, some that I very much agree with, but ideals and mailing people explosive devices are quite different. This guy could have easily been a famous author or as law enforcement keeps saying "with an IQ of 168 this guy could have done anything in life", Einstein had a 160 IQ. I'm very much looking forward to the rest of the series after such a great start.

The really negative reviews here are laughable and written by those who are most likely on a watch list....👀


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