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  • Premiered: 
    March 15, 2024
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  • Network: Apple TV+
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the book (Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer) by James L. Swanson 
  • Subject Matter: Historical
  • Tags: crime, political

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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

Based on James L. Swanson's book, "Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer," MANHUNT is a seven-part true crime drama series about one of the best known but least understood crimes in history: the astonishing story of the hunt for John Wilkes Booth in the aftermath of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. The limited series opens with President Lincoln being assassinated five days after the Civil War ends -- when Edward Stanton, his right-hand man, finds himself at the aftermath's forefront. Then, facing a nation without a president, Stanton grapples with funeral arrangements, suspects, a piecing together a potentially larger conspiracy. MANHUNT debuted on Friday, March 15, 2024 on Apple TV+, which released the first two episodes. A new installment dropped weekly on Fridays through April 19.
On Friday, April 19, 2024, Apple TV+ released "The Final Act," the finale of MANHUNT. Risking his persona and professional standing, Stanton produces the trial of the century to seek justice against everyone responsible.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Apple Studios
  • Co-produced by Lionsgate
  • In association with POV Entertainment
  • In association with Walden Media
  • In association with 3 Arts Entertainment
  • In association with Dovetale Productions
  • In association with Monarch Pictures