“There Is A Bomb In Centennial Park. You Have Thirty Minutes.”
Spectrum, the cable company that functions as a content delivery system, is now making its own content and has revealed the release date and trailer for the second season of Manhunt, which is subtitled Deadly Games and covers the search for the bomber of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
Security guard Richard Jewell discovered a bomb at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and risked his life to save hundreds of people. Jewell became an international hero – until he was falsely accused by the media of having planted the bomb himself.
Here’s the trailer –
The first season of Manhunt was titled Unabomber, and I thought it was great. Paul Bettany played Ted Kaczynski, and Sam Worthington played the FBI profiler who hunted him down. Now we have Manhunt: Deadly Games.
Clint Eastwood recently delivered his Richard Jewell movie starring Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde and Kathy Bates, the latter of whom earned an Oscar nomination for her performance as Jewell’s mother, but this 10-hour series aims to dig deeper.
Deadly Games stars the excellent Cameron Britton (Ed Kemper in Mindhunter) as Richard Jewell, the wrongfully accused suspect in the bombing and features Judith Light playing Jewell’s mother, the very hot Carla Gugino playing reporter Kathy Scruggs, and Arliss Howard plays ATF bomb expert Earl Embry. Gethin Anthony and Kelly Jenrette also co-star in the series. Boardwalk Empire’s Jack Huston plays the actual bomber, Eric Rudolph.
The author and creator Andrew Sodroski will produce the second season of Manhunt together with John Goldwyn and Michael Dinner.
Manhunt: Deadly Games will kick off February 3 exclusively on Spectrum’s On Demand platform, though a second viewing window will open down the line so that non-Spectrum customers can enjoy the show later this year.