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Manhunt: Unabomber: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on Discovery

16 August 2017 6:55 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture Watch How goes the Unabomber investigation? Has the Manhunt: Unabomber TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Discovery Channel? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Manhunt season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About? A Discovery scripted anthology series, Manhunt: Unabomber stars Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Chris Noth, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Jane Lynch, Mark Duplass, Michael Nouri, Brian d’Arcy James, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Elizabeth Reaser, Ben Weber, Jeremy Bobb, Lynn Collins, Katja Herbers, and Brian F. O’Byrne. Manhunt: Unabomber recounts the true story of the FBI’s pursuit of a domestic terrorist thought to be the most lethal serial bomber of all time. The action centers on innovative FBI Agent and »

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Manhunt: Unabomber: Season One Ratings

16 August 2017 6:55 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Although documentaries and other non-scripted fare are their stock-in-trade, Discovery is branching out into the scripted scene with its new docu-drama anthology series. The first season is entitled Manhunt: Unabomber. Does this true crime series have the chops to succeed? Will Manhunt be cancelled or renewed for a season two? Stay tuned. The Manhunt: Unabomber TV show stars Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Chris Noth, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Jane Lynch, Mark Duplass, Michael Nouri, Brian d’Arcy James, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Elizabeth Reaser, Ben Weber, Jeremy Bobb, Lynn Collins, Katja Herbers, and Brian F. O’Byrne. Manhunt: Unabomber recounts the true story of the FBI’s pursuit of the Unabomber. This domestic terrorist is thought to be the most lethal serial bomber of all time. The story centers on innovative FBI Agent and Criminal Profiler Jim Fitzgerald (Worthington). A trailblazer, Fitz develops and uses forensic linguistics, in order »

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Paul Bettany on ‘Manhunt: Unabomber’, Understanding Ted Kaczynski, and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

15 August 2017 8:16 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

From creator/executive producer Andrew Sodroski and showrunner/director/executive producer Greg Yaitanes, the Discovery series Manhunt: Unabomber tells the true story of the FBI’s hunt for the deadliest serial bomber in history. In order to identify, track down and capture Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany), one of the most sophisticated and brilliant criminals in history, FBI Agent and criminal profiler Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington) pioneered the use of forensic linguistics, even though this new approach was dismissed by the Unabom Task Force, at every turn. While at the Discovery portion of the Television Critics Association Press Tour, Collider … »

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Exclusive: Sam Worthington Examines the 'Duality' Between Cop and Killer in 'Manhunt: Unabomber'

15 August 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

In the Discovery series Manhunt: Unabomber, Sam Worthington plays real-life FBI profiler Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald, who joins the Unabom Task Force in 1995 in the bureau’s hunt to find the Unabomber. Two years later, following the high-profile arrest of Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany), Fitz is brought back into the fold to bring him to justice. Growing up in Australia at the time, the Surrey-born Worthington recalled conversations he had with his father about the magnitude of the case, which had reached the land Down Under.

“When I mentioned the story to my dad, he said, ‘I knew the Unabomber case. That was quite prolific.’ But when we talked about it, we realized we only knew the basics,” Worthington, rocking a faux-hawk, tells Et during a sit-down interview at a Beverly Hills hotel in late July. “We knew the iconic sketch and we knew that his brother [David Kaczynski] turned him in. But you see in all our research that there »

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Stephen Lang’s Colonel Quaritch is the villain of all four Avatar sequels, Matt Gerald to return

10 August 2017 3:41 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite his apparent demise in Avatar, Stephen Lang is confirmed to be reprising his role for James Cameron’s upcoming sequels, and now Cameron has revealed that he will in fact be the main villain in all four of the new movies.

“The interesting conceit of the Avatar sequels is it’s pretty much the same characters,” Cameron tells Empire. “There are new characters and a lot of new settings and creatures, so I’m taking characters you know and putting them in unfamiliar places and moving them on this greater journey. But it’s not a whole bunch of new characters every time. There’s not a new villain every time, which is interesting. Same guy. Same motherfucker through all four movies. He is so good and he just gets better. I know Stephen Lang is gonna knock this out of the park.”

See Also: Sigourney Weaver discusses James Cameron »

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Josh Brolin Turned Down ‘Avatar’ Sequels and James Cameron Was Pissed

10 August 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Not only is director James Cameron being quite ambitious by planning four Avatar sequels that are being shot back-to-back, but he’s making some surprising choices for his cast. While it was expected that Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana would reprise their roles as Jake Sully, in his Na-vi avatar body, and the Pandora native Neytiri, […]

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Manhunt: Unabomber – You Should be Watching This

8 August 2017 8:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Like its name suggests, Manhunt: Unabomber is an American drama mini-series based on the hunt for , who was called the Unabomber as shorthand for the University and Airline Bomber. In total, it consists of eight episodes, which started broadcasting with two episodes on August 1 of 2017 and will continue broadcasting one episode on each following week for two weeks. Some people might recognize the actors playing Ted Kaczynski and the FBI profiler Jim Fitzgerald as Paul Bettany and Sam Worthington of Avengers and Avatar fame. Unfortunately, the reviews for the drama miniseries have been less than encouraging. Some

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'Avatar' Villain Stephen Lang Returning for All Four Sequels, Says James Cameron

8 August 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

James Cameron's Avatar was greatly enlivened by the presence of Stephen Lang (above). Millions of people saw the sci-fi adventure during its theatrical release and/or later on home video, but if you need a reminder, Lang portrayed Colonel Miles Quaritch, the leader of the military force on the planet Pandora. Initially, Colonel Quaritch appears to be tough but fair. Eventually, though, he becomes quite a villainous character, never hesitating to kill anyone he views as a threat to his overall mission. After an epic battle with the heroic Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), he's apparently left for dead. Back in 2013, we heard that Lang had signed up for the three Avatar sequels planned at the time. Cameron said: "His character will evolve into really unexpected places...

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Colonel Quaritch Is the Main Villain in Avatar 2 and Its Sequels

8 August 2017 11:46 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Way back in October 2013, director James Cameron confirmed that Stephen Lang will return as Colonel Quaritch in all of his Avatar sequels. At the time, there were only three sequels, but now that there are four movies all moving forward, with production starting on September 25, the director revealed that his plans for Quaritch haven't changed, confirming he will be appearing in Avatar 2 through Avatar 5. Here's what the director had to say, revealing he plans to keep the same characters but introduce them to new settings and creatures.

"The interesting conceit of the Avatar sequels is it's pretty much the same characters. There are new characters and a lot of new settings and creatures, so I'm taking characters you know and putting them in unfamiliar places and moving them on this greater journey. But it's not a whole bunch of new characters every time. There's not a new villain every time, »

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Wtf: Dead ‘Avatar’ Villains Returning For All Four Sequels Despite Being, You Know, Dead

8 August 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Avatar is the franchise that keeps threatening to coming back and it looks like its dead characters are undergoing that same fate. Not only will the heroes played by Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver be returning, but so will the much more memorable but much less alive villains played by Stephen Lang and Matt Gerald. And if you weren’t […]

The post Wtf: Dead ‘Avatar’ Villains Returning For All Four Sequels Despite Being, You Know, Dead appeared first on /Film. »

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Stephen Lang’s Colonel To Be The Villain Of All Four Avatar Sequels; Matt Gerald Back On Board

8 August 2017 8:40 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Jake, Neytiri, and the other Na’vi haven’t seen the last of Miles Quaritch.

Eight years ago, Stephen Lang’s bullish colonel terrorized Pandora as the head of Rda’s (Resources Development Administration) private security force, before ultimately ‘dying’ at the hands of Zoe Saldana’s Neytiri. But just as franchise mastermind James Cameron plans to bring back Sigourney Weaver for Avatar 2 and its many sequels, we’re now learning that Lang’s hardboiled military operative will continue to menace Jake (Sam Worthington) and the gang all throughout the Avatar saga. Perhaps Quaritch will be sporting some form of human exoskeleton in a few year’s time? Or will the antagonist go full cyborg in his mission to conquer Pandora?

Either way, ahead of production kicking off this fall, Empire sat down with James Cameron »

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Matt Gerald Returning To James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ World

7 August 2017 5:19 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Matt Gerald officially has signed on to 20th Century Fox’s James Cameron Avatar sequels and will reprise his role as Corporal Lyle Wainfleet. He joins previous Avatar rep players Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, CCH Pounder and Joel David Moore. Cliff Curtis and Oona Chaplin also boarded the sequels this year as newcomers to the cast. Avatar 2 begins shooting this fall and will open on December 18, 2020. The sequels thereafter will open during… »

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Exclusive: Jane Lynch Brings Gravitas to ‘Manhunt’

7 August 2017 12:20 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Jane Lynch is a comedic force. But even her funniest onscreen performances are rooted in a commitment to the truth of human nature, a quality that carries over into her more recent dramatic work. The three-time Emmy winner has created indelible characters of all sorts -- most notably as Sue Sylvester on Glee -- over the course of nearly three decades in Hollywood. But perhaps none have loomed as large in the popular imagination as U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, whom the actress portrays in Discovery Channel’s latest scripted project, Manhunt: Unabomber.

The eight-episode anthology series, created by Andrew Sodroski, follows the FBI’s pursuit of Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany) and his ultimate capture based on breakthrough linguistic evidence assembled by agent Jim Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington). In just a few short scenes, Lynch embodies a key player in the true-crime drama, and perhaps the sole character as recognizable to the American public as the Unabomber »

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True Crime Tales Are on the Rise Across Broadcast and Cable

3 August 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

True crime has always been a part of TV in some form– newscasts, news magazines, TV movies, docu-series, as well as the inspiration for fictional scripted shows. But with the success of the podcast “Serial,” HBO’s “The Jinx,” Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” and FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” true crime content proliferates at a greater rate now than in the recent past.

“True crime used to be a staple in the TV movie business, which doesn’t really exist anymore,” says FX original programming president Eric Schrier. “We didn’t get into it for any specific reason. It was really about the material and the auspices.”

American Crime Story” executive producer Brad Simpson says true crime docu-drama on cable outlets for the past 10 years, coupled with the rise of the anthology limited series, gave rise to the current spree. And the current political and cultural state of the country may »

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Best TV to Watch in August: Whitney Doc, 'What Would Diplo Do?' and More

3 August 2017 5:42 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Viceland gets in the scripted TV game with the world's first Edm sitcom. IFC imports a sketch show already beloved in Canada. Discovery goes on the hunt for the Unabbomber. A Stephen King detective series. A veteran documentarian takes a sympathetic look at Whitney Houston. If your TV choices in the pre-Fall trenches seem eclectic, that's because they are. Elsewhere, Tiffany Haddish gets a well-deserved time to shine and NBC goes all in on SNL's "Weekend Update." Here's what you'll be tuning into/setting the DVR for in the next month. »

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Manhunt: Unabomber

2 August 2017 7:36 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: Discovery Channel. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: August 1, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Chris Noth, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Jane Lynch, Mark Duplass, Michael Nouri, Brian d'Arcy James, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Elizabeth Reaser, Ben Weber, Jeremy Bobb, Lynn Collins, Katja Herbers, and Brian F. O’Byrne. TV show description: A scripted anthology series, the Manhunt: Unabomber TV show recounts the true story of the FBI's pursuit of the Unabomber. This domestic terrorist is thought to be the most lethal serial bomber of all time. The crime drama centers on FBI Agent and Criminal Profiler Jim Fitzgerald (Worthington). A trailblazer, Fitz develops and uses forensic linguistics, in order to identify Ted Kaczynski »

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‘Manhunt: Unabomber’ Review: Discovery’s First Scripted Drama Intrigues as It Evokes Empathy in a Madman

1 August 2017 8:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The thing you don’t expect, when watching a limited series about the FBI’s hunt for the Unabomber, is to find it relatable; at times, alarmingly so.

Discovery Channel’s first scripted drama, an eight-episode retelling of how Ted Kaczynski was brought to justice, might be most notable for its dense bench of a cast, including Sam Worthington, Chris Noth, Jane Lynch, Mark Duplass, Brian D’arcy James, Elisabeth Reaser, and Paul Bettany as Kaczynski. But its interest in the psychology of its characters pushes the series beyond a mere process story (though the process, as depicted, proves equally fascinating).

Read MoreAva DuVernay Reunites With Netflix to Write and Direct Central Park Five Limited Series

Watching the early episodes, “Manhunt: Unabomber” isn’t all that interested in getting inside Ted Kaczynski’s head. In fact, Bettany doesn’t appear on screen for quite some time. Instead, the focus is »

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‘Manhunt: Unabomber’ Review: Discovery’s First Scripted Drama Intrigues as It Evokes Empathy in a Madman

1 August 2017 8:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The thing you don’t expect, when watching a limited series about the FBI’s hunt for the Unabomber, is to find it relatable; at times, alarmingly so.

Discovery Channel’s first scripted drama, an eight-episode retelling of how Ted Kaczynski was brought to justice, might be most notable for its dense bench of a cast, including Sam Worthington, Chris Noth, Jane Lynch, Mark Duplass, Brian D’arcy James, Elisabeth Reaser, and Paul Bettany as Kaczynski. But its interest in the psychology of its characters pushes the series beyond a mere process story (though the process, as depicted, proves equally fascinating).

Read MoreAva DuVernay Reunites With Netflix to Write and Direct Central Park Five Limited Series

Watching the early episodes, “Manhunt: Unabomber” isn’t all that interested in getting inside Ted Kaczynski’s head. In fact, Bettany doesn’t appear on screen for quite some time. Instead, the focus is »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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TV Review: ‘Manhunt: Unabomber’ on Discovery

1 August 2017 2:50 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ted Kaczynski’s actions weren’t exactly subtle. For decades, Kaczynski — a.k.a. the Unabomber — kept law enforcement and the public on edge by sending explosives through the mail, contraptions that maimed and killed many before he was caught in 1996. His meticulously made packages may not have promulgated the finer points of his anti-technology philosophy, but they certainly worked, as blunt-force instruments, to get him the attention he craved.

A lack of subtlety, however, trips up “Manhunt: Unabomber,” which is frequently flat. Events that viewers are generally aware of can be made suspenseful if the atmosphere and characters contain depth and nuance. Witness the ways in which “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” empathically explored players and controversies we thought we knew but in many ways, did not truly understand.

Unfortunately, the plodding “Manhunt: Unabomber” miniseries often fails to bring its principals to any kind of recognizable or specific life. Early »

- Maureen Ryan

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‘Manhunt: Unabomber’ Defies Expectations

1 August 2017 8:51 AM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Director Greg Yaitanes and actors Sam Worthington and Paul Bettany breathe tremendous life and intrigue into Manhunt: Unabomber. Director Greg Yaitanes quickly and quietly amassed an impressive body of work »

- Clarence Moye

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