Deadline is reporting that Judith Light, Gethin Anthony and Jay O. Sanders are the latest names to join the cast of Spectrum Originals’ anthology series Manhunt, with the second season titled Manhunt: Lone Wolf.
Manhunt: Lone Wolf will chronicle one of the largest and most complex manhunts on U.S soil, the search for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics Bomber, and the media firestorm that consumed the life of Richard Jewell in its wake.
Judith Light (whose credits include Transparent and Before You Know It) will be playing the role of ‘Bobi’ Jewell, Richard’s mother who is stunned when her son is heralded in the national media as the hero of the Atlanta bombing. When Richard is unjustly accused of the bombing, Bobi finds herself at the centre of the media maelstrom, with nowhere to turn and no way out except to fight.
Gethin Anthony (whose credits include Aquarius and The Magicians) will be playing the role of Jack Brennan, the FBI agent that was the lead in both the Richard Jewell case and the manhunt for Eric Rudolph. Brennan begins as a true believer in the Bureau, but as both cases evolve in unexpected ways, he discovers that he may not be able to be loyal to both his institution and the truth.
Jay O. Sanders (whose credits include The Sinner and Sneaky Pete) will be playing the role of Watson Bryant, a semi qualified real estate lawyer who becomes Richard’s fiercest advocate. Watson is out of his depth on this, but he won’t give up until he clears his friend’s name and makes both the Fed and the media pay.
Watson Bryant, a semi-qualified real estate lawyer who becomes Richard’s fiercest advocate. Watson is out of his depth on this criminal case, but he won’t give up until he clears his friend’s name and makes both the Feds and media pay.
The second season is being handled by the core creative team behind the first season, Manhunt: Unabomber, being written by Andrew Sodroski, who will be executive producing alongside John Goldwyn and Michael Dinner.