An in-depth look at how an FBI profiler helped track down the terrorist Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber.
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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 6 episodes, 2017
Lynn Collins ...  Natalie 6 episodes, 2017
Jay O. Sanders ...  Jack Bryant / ... 7 episodes, 2020
Carla Gugino ...  Kathy Scruggs 6 episodes, 2020
Brad William Henke ...  Big John 6 episodes, 2020
Daniel Johnson ...  FBI Agent / ... 5 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
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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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The show depicts Fitz as almost immediately dismissing the theory that the Unabomber was a disgruntled mechanic. In real life, Fitz says he did not totally dismiss this idea until they were much closer to finding Kaczynski. See more »

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Brilliant detective work
9 August 2017 | by celestekentSee all my reviews

The FBI uses profilers to figure out who their cold case perpetrators are and in this drama our hero develops a whole new form of Forensic linguistics to develop his profile. In the process he is up against the entire FBI bureaucracy who is mired in the old ways and who reject Fitz's new techniques. Even with all that without the brother turning him in there still might not be an end to this case.

The battle of wits between Fitz and the unabomber during their interviews is almost worth the entire series. The unabomber has many ideas that will fit well for many potential jury members and so the FBI wants a confession and not merely going to court with their mountain of evidence.

The ideas presented in this series about linguistics are interesting of themselves, the concepts of just what is meant by freedom for instance resonated with so many people.

I give this a big thumbs up!


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1 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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