Charter® Nearing on Series Order for Manhunt: Unabomber Season 2

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Manhunt: Unabomber Season 2

Earlier this year, Discovery Channel opted out of the second season of Manhunt: Unabomber. That happened after the programming strategy of Discovery network changed and they decided to opt out of the scripted series scene and focus on those that are unscripted. Lionsgate, the limited series’ studio, pitched season two of the TV series to other buyers.

One of the best cable providers, Charter Communications®, is reportedly on the verge of picking up an order for subsequent episodes of Manhunt: Unabomber from Lionsgate Television. The company is on advanced negotiations with the television subsidiary of Lionsgate, which supplies content to cable platforms.

If Charter’s negotiations with Lionsgate TV go through, Manhunt: Unabomber Season 2 will leverage the cable provider’s limited scripted series portfolio. Although the release dates of both this drama and LA’s Finest are yet to be confirmed, Charter® made the foray into the original programming scene having picked up an order to executive-produce LA’s Finest before this.

The first season of Manhunt: Unabomber premiered on Discovery Channel in 2017. The first ten episodes of season two would be centered on the manhunt for Eric Rudolph, a terrorist known by the alias Olympic Park Bomber. The creative team behind the next episodes of Manhunt: Unabomber will include John Goldwyn, executive producer from the first season of the series, and Andrew Sodroski.

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Sodroski is the one who wrote the script for the first season and executive produced its 8 episodes. Although there are other members in the team of executive producers, those two is at the helm of the creative side for season two. Having said that, the representatives for Lionsgate and Charter® is yet to comment on the developments.

Charter® hinted the foray into scripted series scene when they signed deals with Viacom and AMC Networks to co-produce unique content and entered an advertising partnership with those two companies. One can even argue that the hiring of Katherine Pope by Charter® as their Senior Vice President cum Head of Original Content indicated the direction in which the cable giant is heading.

Manhunt: Unabomber is based on the true story of the real-life FBI profiler Jim Fitzgerald’s pursuit for Ted Kaczynski, known by the alias Unabomber. It is going to be interesting to see what its season two has on the cards for lovers of television shows.

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