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[10/03/17 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 3
Updates include: Alyssa Milano to star in Lifetime comedy; Amazon developing drama based on the life of John Stamos; and Uma Thurman set for return on Bravo's "Imposters."

[05/24/17 - 10:32 AM]
Discovery Channel Announces Summer Slate of Original Programming
Discovery Channel's summer schedule is jam-packed with a wide variety of both fan favorites and all-new programming.

[03/28/17 - 10:05 AM]
Discovery Channel Announces 2017-2018 Upfront Programming Slate
Highlights include the new scripted anthology series called "Manhunt: Unabomber," which premieres with a special two-hour episode on Tuesday, August 1 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/24/17 - 11:53 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 24
Updates include: Dave Erickson to exit AMC's "Fear the Walking Dead"; Sharon Lawrence cast in "Me, Myself & I" at CBS; and Cher bows out of Lifetime's "Flint" docudrama.

[03/09/17 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 9
Updates include: PBS passes on third season for "Mercy Street"; Sarah Bolger cast in FX's "Mayans MC"; and Josh Radnor to lead NBC's "Drama High."

[02/08/17 - 10:23 AM]
Brian d'Arcy James, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Elizabeth Reaser Join Discovery's Scripted Series, Now Titled "Manhunt: The UNABOMer"
The new title reflects the name given by the original task force created by the FBI and ATF to investigate the "UNABOM" case, a combination of the words "University" and "Airline BOMber."

[01/30/17 - 03:37 PM]
Michael Nouri and Ben Weber Join Discovery's Highly-Anticipated Scripted Series "Manifesto"
Nouri will play Penthouse founder Bob Guccione and Weber will play the role of Andy Genelli, former head of the Unabom Task Force.

[01/25/17 - 11:01 AM]
Mark Duplass, Jeremy Bobb, Lynn Collins, Katja Herbers and Brian F. O'Byrne Join Discovery's "Manifesto"
Discovery also recently announced Golden Globe and two-time Emmy winner Jane Lynch will play the role of former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno.

[01/19/17 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 19
Updates include: Yara Shahidi to star in potential "Black-ish" spin-off; Dean Norris cast in TNT's "Claws"; and ABC orders dramas "The Crossing," "Deception" to pilot.

[01/19/17 - 08:30 AM]
Jane Lynch Cast as Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno in Discovery's Highly-Anticipated Scripted Series "Manifesto"
The series will tell the story of how FBI agent Jim "Fitz" Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington) deployed a radical approach to intelligence gathering to take down Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany), also known as the "Unabomber."

[01/11/17 - 09:00 AM]
Chris Noth and Keisha Castle-Hughes Join Discovery's Highly-Anticipated Scripted Series "Manifesto"
The series will tell the story of how the FBI brought down Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany), also known as the "Unabomber," one of the most infamous criminal masterminds in the world.

[12/01/16 - 11:43 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 1
Updates include: Regina King bound for Netflix's "Seven Seconds"; Keisha Castle-Hughes in talks for Discovery's "Manifesto"; and Trae Crowder, Nick Thune to lead comedies for FOX, ABC.

[12/01/16 - 12:05 PM]
Sam Worthington Tapped to Star in Discovery's Highly-Anticipated Scripted Series "Manifesto"
Worthington will portray FBI Agent Jim "Fitz" Fitzgerald, one of the most decorated profilers in the history of the Bureau, whose radical new approach to intelligence gathering ultimately took Kaczynski down.

[11/30/16 - 12:08 PM]
Paul Bettany Announced as First Cast Member to Join Discovery's Highly-Anticipated Scripted Series "Manifesto"
The series will tell the story of how the FBI brought down Ted Kaczynski (Bettany), also known as the "Unabomber," one of the most infamous criminal masterminds in the world.

[05/24/16 - 10:16 AM]
Greg Yaitanes Tapped as Showrunner of Discovery's Unabomber Drama "Manifesto"
Lionsgate is teaming with Discovery Channel, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street for the limited series.

[03/31/16 - 11:25 AM]
Discovery Channel Announces 2016-2017 Upfront Programming Slate
Discovery has an ambitious lineup of 22 returning series and 20 new ones.

[03/31/16 - 11:17 AM]
Discovery Announces "Manifesto," A New Scripted Series About How the FBI Brought Down the Infamous Unabomber
The series will tell the story of how the FBI brought down one of the most infamous criminal masterminds in the world from the point of view of an FBI profiler.

[12/04/15 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 4
Updates include: IFC passes on second season for "Gigi Does It"; Andrew Sodroski to bring his "Manifesto" to Discovery; and Robert King, Michelle King to visit "Vatican City" for Amazon.







MANHUNT: UNABOMBER (DISCOVERY)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
8/1/17 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 9/12/17; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from Discovery's press release, May 2017) Manhunt: UNABOMBER tells the dramatic and gripping true story of the FBI's hunt for the Unabomber, the deadliest serial bomber in history. The story focuses on FBI Agent and Criminal Profiler Jim "Fitz" Fitzgerald (played by Sam Worthington of "Avatar" and "Hacksaw Ridge"), who pioneered the use of forensic linguistics to identify and ultimately capture the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany, "Gangster No. 1," "Captain America: Civil War"). As a fresh faced Criminal Profiler and the newest member of the Unabom Task Force (UTF), Fitz faced an uphill battle not just against the Unabomber - one of the most sophisticated and brilliant criminals in history - but also against the bureaucracy of the UTF itself as his maverick ideas and new approaches were dismissed by the system. MANHUNT: UNABOMBER is produced by John Goldwyn, serving as consultant to Discovery, Lionsgate, Discovery Channel and Trigger Street Productions. Emmy(R) Award-winning television producer and director Greg Yaitanes ("Quarry," "Banshee") will executive produce, direct and serve as showrunner and Andrew Sodroski, whose "Holland, Michigan" topped Hollywood's famed Black List for screenplays in 2013, created the series and serves as an Executive Producer. Jim Fitzgerald will serve as Consulting Producer.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Ben Weber as Andy Genelli
· Brian d'Arcy James as Henry Murray
· Brían F. O'Byrne as Frank McAlpine
· Chris Noth as Don Ackerman
· Elizabeth Reaser as Ellie Fitzgerald
· Jane Lynch as Janet Reno
· Jeremy Bobb as Stan Cole
· John Berchtold as Young Ted Kaczynski
· Katja Herbers as Linda
· Keisha Castle-Hughes as Tabby
· Lynn Collins as Natalie
· Mark Duplass as David Kaczynski
· Michael Nouri as Bob Guccione
· Paul Bettany as Ted Kaczynski
· Rebecca Henderson as Judy Clarke
· Sam Worthington as Jim "Fitz" Fitzgerald
· Trieste Kelly Dunn as Theresa Oakes
CREW INFORMATION:
· Andrew Sodroski as CRTR/EP
· Dana Brunetti as EP
· Greg Yaitanes as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· John Goldwyn as EP (Discovery)
· Kevin Spacey as EP
· Troy Searer as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Trigger Street Productions