Trailer out for Apple TV+ crime series ‘Manhunt’


Television enthusiasts and true crime aficionados are abuzz as Apple TV+ lifts the curtain on the eagerly anticipated trailer for the new seven-part series, “Manhunt”. The reveal took place at the esteemed Winter Television Critics Association press tour of 2024, where the streaming service showcased what is bound to be a gripping foray into a seminal moment in American history. Led by an award-laden cast, the series signals a bold stride into the realms of high-tension and fact-based narrative, promising to enthrall viewers around the globe.

“Manhunt” marks yet another prestigious addition to the ever-expanding portfolio of Apple TV+, with the series set to make its global premiere with its first two episodes on Friday, March 15, 2024. The series will then adhere to a weekly release schedule, with episodes dropping every Friday, culminating in an edge-of-your-seat finale on April 19, 2024. This strategic launch pattern underscores the platform’s commitment to sustained engagement with its audience, building anticipation and discourse episode by episode.

The series itself hails from the creative talents of Emmy-nominated Monica Beletsky, who not only serves as the showrunner but also an executive producer, bringing her acclaimed touch to the production. Tobias Menzies, who has garnered critical acclaim for his performances in both “The Crown” and “Game of Thrones”, steps into the lead role of this complex narrative web, promising a portrayal that is likely to resonate with his penchant for depth and nuance.

Adapted from James L. Swanson’s New York Times bestseller and Edgar Award-winning non-fiction book, “Manhunt” endeavors to unravel the complexities surrounding one of history’s most notorious figures, John Wilkes Booth. The series delves into the frenzied pursuit following his assassination of President Abraham Lincoln—a story ripe with conspiracy, question marks, and a relentless chase that has captivated historians and laymen alike.

Assembling a stellar support cast, “Manhunt” features the likes of Anthony Boyle, Lovie Simone, Will Harrison, Brandon Flynn, and Damian O’Hare, among others. The inclusion of Glenn Morshower, Patton Oswalt, Matt Walsh, and Hamish Linklater bolsters the vibrant tapestry of talent, ensuring that the series’ portrayal of this pivotal chapter in American history is marked by impactful performances.

Behind the scenes, the series represents a formidable collaboration, being produced by Apple Studios and co-produced by Lionsgate Television. In association with POV Entertainment, Walden Media, 3 Arts Entertainment, Dovetale Productions, and Monarch Pictures, the show embodies the convergence of artistic vision and production prowess. In addition to Monica Beletsky’s role, Carl Franklin, Layne Eskridge, and Kate Barry also take the helm as executive producers, injecting their seasoned expertise into this high-stakes storytelling venture.

As platforms like Apple TV+ continue to explore the vast canvases provided by historical events, “Manhunt” is poised to offer an immersive exploration of a narrative that has lingered in the corridors of American memory. With a dynamic assemblage of creative forces both in front of and behind the camera, the series is set to captivate audiences, offering a fresh perspective on a tale that, while familiar, harbors countless unseen facets.

With the trailer now in the wild, anticipation will only swell as the days tick down to the series premiere in March. Crime series enthusiasts, history buffs, and the general public alike are set to be lured into the unfolding drama of “Manhunt”, marking their calendars for what promises to be a landmark televisual event in the spring of 2024.

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