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Manhunt: Unabomber

Manhunt: Unabomber

  • Premiered: 
    August 1, 2017
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  • Network: Discovery
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Andrew Sodroski 
  • Subject Matter: Crime
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Plot Synopsis

MANHUNT: UNABOMBER is scripted series that tells the dramatic and gripping true story of the FBI's hunt for the Unabomber, the deadliest serial bomber in history. The story focuses on FBI Agent and Criminal Profiler Jim 'Fitz' Fitzgerald, who pioneered the use of forensic linguistics to identify and ultimately capture the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski. As a fresh-faced Criminal Profiler and the newest member of the Unabom Task Force (UTF), Fitz faced an uphill battle not just against the Unabomber -- one of the most sophisticated and brilliant criminals in history -- but also against the bureaucracy of the UTF itself as his maverick ideas and new approaches were dismissed by the system. The series opens in 1995, as Fitz joins the Unabomb Task Force. The FBI gets a letter from the Unabomber threatening to blow up a jetliner, and Fitz must determine if the threat is real. In 1997, Fitz confronts the Unabomber. MANHUNT: UNABOMBER premiered on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 9-11pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel, with a simulcast on Investigation Discovery.
On Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT, Discovery Channel premiered the finale of MANHUNT: UNABOMBER. In the season ender, "USA vs. Theodore J. Kaczynski," when Ted fails to have the evidence against him invalidated, Fitz makes one last appeal to him to plead guilty.


Other Titles

  • Previously known as: Manifesto