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An in-depth look at how an FBI profiler helped track down the terrorist Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber.
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Series cast summary:
Gethin Anthony ...  FBI Agent Jack Brennan 10 episodes, 2020
Arliss Howard ...  Earl Embry 10 episodes, 2020
Kelly Jenrette ...  Stacy Knox 10 episodes, 2020
Cameron Britton ...  Richard Jewell 9 episodes, 2020
Ness Bautista ...  Joe Holliwell 8 episodes, 2020
Sam Worthington ...  Jim 'Fitz' Fitzgerald 7 episodes, 2017
Jeremy Bobb ...  Stan Cole 7 episodes, 2017
Desmond Harrington ...  FBI Head Louis Freeh 7 episodes, 2020
Jack Huston ...  Eric Rudolph 7 episodes, 2020
Ben Weber ...  Andy Genelli 7 episodes, 2017
Judith Light ...  Bobi Jewell 7 episodes, 2020
Chris Noth ...  Don Ackerman 7 episodes, 2017
Paul Bettany ...  Ted Kaczynski 7 episodes, 2017
Lynn Collins ...  Natalie 7 episodes, 2017
Carla Gugino ...  Kathy Scruggs 6 episodes, 2020
Brad William Henke ...  Big John 6 episodes, 2020
Jay O. Sanders ...  Jack Bryant 6 episodes, 2020
Daniel Johnson ...  FBI Agent / ... 6 episodes, 2020
Keisha Castle-Hughes ...  Tabby 5 episodes, 2017
Mark Duplass ...  David Kaczynski 5 episodes, 2017
Brían F. O'Byrne ...  Frank McAlpine 5 episodes, 2017
Elizabeth Reaser ...  Ellie Fitzgerald 5 episodes, 2017
Roxanne Hart ...  Trudy Embry 5 episodes, 2020
Nick Searcy ...  Sheriff Thompson 5 episodes, 2020
Malerie Grady ...  Lindsay 5 episodes, 2020
Diesel Madkins Diesel Madkins ...  Ernie Esposito 5 episodes, 2017
Lila Lazarus ...  CNN Anchor 5 episodes, 2020
Paul Worley ...  Reporter 5 episodes, 2020


Manhunt: Unabomber (formerly known as "Manifesto") will explore how the FBI caught infamous criminal masterminds, with each closed-ended season following a different case. The first season will focus on the FBI agent, a highly specialized linguist, who using unconventional means brought Ted Kaczynski, aka the "Unabomber", to justice after nearly a 20-year manhunt. The show, said to be heavily serialized and darkly psychological in the vein of True Detective,would provide insight into the criminal and the case but also the psychological effects the cases have on the FBI agents assigned to hunt down the most dangerous criminals who often delve into a kind of madness of their own, becoming totally absorbed in the crimes and forced to live inside the darkest minds imaginable for years. Written by ahmetkozan

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Chris Noth (Don Ackerman) & Mike Pniewski (Dr. Charles Epstein) also worked together on nine episodes of The Good Wife (2009) as Peter Florrick & Frank Landau respectively. See more »


The real Fitz never met Ted Kaczynski. See more »

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One of the best based-on-fact dramas in recent times
12 October 2018 | by robertemeraldSee all my reviews

Alongside Narcos, The People v. O.J.Simpson and The Looming Tower, Manhunt: Unabomber joins some impressive contemporaries. This is way beyond a standard tv drama based on fact. What unfolds is the full intensity of what must have been one of the most researched shows in recent history. The tension builds from two main directions (alas no spoiler) each with their own barbed wire paths to follow, as well as a brilliant insight into the killer's mind, one that aside from being highly unusual, has got to be one of the most sensitive portrayals of the 'why' I have ever seen. Another highlight for me was that the damage done to the detective's life is distilled into poignant moments rather than being incorporated into one of the driving dimensions of the overall drama (a feature of crime drama these days one has to take for granted). This is likely because the breaking of this case was using highly unusual methods, or at least, one's not typically employed. It's all rather brilliant.

Everything from the acting to the sound design to the photography to the script is truly professional. Sam Worthington, Chris North and Paul Bethany were particularly brilliant in very difficult roles. And overall the filmmakers have created something of profound balance. There are several perspectives here.

To be honest I hadn't heard much about this case from my reading. It was truly illuminating, and edge of my seat fascinating.

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1 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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