The show’s soaring popularity had led fans to wonder if Discovery has ‘Manhunt’ Season 3 in the making!
Crime drama fans are always looking to experience thrilling, mysterious shows, especially if they’re based on real-life events. Fictionalized adaptations of real-life incidents are popular as ever because they give viewers a realistic account of stories and people that were involved in them. ‘Manhunt’, which was initially commissioned as a television miniseries has two seasons to its name today. Starring Vision the superhero, Paul Bettany, and Sam Worthington aka Jake Sully from ‘Avatar’, ‘Manhunt’ is a fictionalized account of the FBI’s hunt for the Unabomber.
- What happens in ‘Manhunt’ Season 1 and 2?
- Where can you watch ‘Manhunt’?
- All the details on ‘Manhunt’ Season 3!
In 2018, the show’s producers were in negotiation with Charter Communications to pick up the series for two seasons. Both were slated to air on their cable service Spectrum, with the second season chronicling the perpetrator of the Centennial Olympic Park bombing. ‘Manhunt: Deadly Games‘, premiered in February this year, and followed the search of Eric Rudolph, the bomber responsible for the1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
The network or show’s producers haven’t divulged any details surrounding the release of season 3! The series has received critical acclaim and it would be devastating if the producers didn’t consider taking it forward.
Keep reading to learn more about ‘Manhunt’ Season 3 and where you can watch the first two!
What happens in ‘Manhunt’ Season 1 and 2?
The series focuses on the FBI’s longest and most expensive investigation in history, as it embarks on the hunt for terrorist Ted Kaczynski. He is referred to as “UNABOMBER” by the FBI, which is an acronym for University and Airline Bomber. Kaczynski terrorized the U.S. for nearly 20 years, evading capture for decades.
His bombing campaigns across the country in 1978 and 1995 have injured 23 people and taken three lives. It’s a fascinating look into the FBI investigation but has been criticized for some historical inaccuracies. ‘Manhunt: Unabomber’ is engrossing and worth a watch with its elements of surprise.
The second season follows the case of Eric Rudolph, also known as the Olympic Park Bomber. Based on the real-life American terrorist, the season follows the perpetrator while featuring the media storm that consumed the life of Richard Jewell. A security guard and officer, Jewell was the true hero of the case and was falsely accused of planting the bombs by the media. ‘Manhunt: Deadly Games’ brings his heart-breaking story to life.
Where can you watch ‘Manhunt’?
The series is ultimately a dramatized account of the real story, which means some events are highly-exaggerated or entirely inaccurate. Sam Worthington and Paul Bettany deliver strong performances, which has fascinated viewers and left them wanting for more.
The series has become all the more popular after being available to stream on Netflix. ‘Manhunt’ is easily one of the streaming giant’s top 10 series, and with much praise from critics, a third season seems plausible.
If you want to catch up with the story before ‘Manhunt’ Season 3 is out, you can do so with a Netflix subscription. The talented cast includes names like Jack Huston, Carla Gugino, and Cameron Britton alongside Sam Worthington and Paul Bettany! Earlier, the show only premiered on Spectrum and Discovery, but you can watch it on Netflix now!
All the details on ‘Manhunt’ Season 3!
There hasn’t been an official renewal for ‘Manhunt’ Season 3 yet, but since Charter Communications are bound by contract to renew the series, we might hear from them soon! The true-crime series had a massive impact on viewers when it premiered in 2017, and continues to even today.
Like the previous seasons, a thrilling investigation could be on the cards for season 3, with the series diving deep into the mind of yet another twisted terrorist. However, we’ll have to wait for an official announcement to see which one makes the cut!
The second season aired earlier this year, and it is unlikely for the team to have produced a third during pandemic-imposed restrictions. Considering the team gets together to work on ‘Manhunt’ Season 3 in 2021, we could expect to see it in 2021! Until then, fans of the series and its cast can look forward to Paul Bettany’s next project, ‘WandaVision’!
Which important real-life event do you think could be fictionalized in the new iteration, aka ‘Manhunt’ Season 3? Let us know in the comments!