GenreConspiracy thriller
Created byMonica Beletsky
Based onManhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer
by James L. Swanson
Directed byCarl Franklin
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers
Production companies
Original release
NetworkApple TV+

Manhunt is an upcoming American television limited series created by showrunner Monica Beletsky. The series is a historical fiction conspiracy thriller that follows Edwin Stanton's search for John Wilkes Booth after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, basing the story on James L. Swanson's book Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer. Carl Franklin will direct, and Tobias Menzies will star as Stanton. The series is being produced for Apple TV+, and is set to release on March 15, 2024.[1]


After the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, his secretary of war and friend, Edwin Stanton begins the manhunt to track down John Wilkes Booth as it drives him mad.[2]



No.TitleDirected byWritten by [3]Original release date [1]
1TBACarl Franklin[1]Teleplay by : Monica BeletskyMarch 15, 2024 (2024-03-15)
2TBACarl Franklin[1]Teleplay by : Monica Beletsky
Story by : Monica Beletsky & Matt Johnson
March 15, 2024 (2024-03-15)
3TBATBAMonica Beletsky & Ben H. WintersMarch 22, 2024 (2024-03-22)
4TBATBAMonica Beletsky & Tim BrittainMarch 29, 2024 (2024-03-29)
5TBATBAMonica Beletsky & Matthew FennellApril 5, 2024 (2024-04-05)
6TBATBAMonica Beletsky & Jan OxenbergApril 12, 2024 (2024-04-12)
7TBATBAMonica BeletskyApril 19, 2024 (2024-04-19)

Eva Sørhaug and John Dahl directed episodes.[4]


In January 2022, a series adaptation of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson was first announced. The series was created and written by showrunner Monica Beletsky as the first project in her overall deal with Apple, and Carl Franklin will direct.[2] The following month, Anthony Boyle and Lovie Simone were added to the cast, with Boyle portraying John Wilkes Booth.[5] Matt Walsh would be cast as Samuel Mudd in March.[6] Additional casting would be announce in May.[7]

Pre-production for the series began in Savannah, Georgia in February 2022, with filming beginning in May and set to finish by October.[8] Filming of the assassination at Ford's Theatre began on location at a historic theatre in Philadelphia in June 2022.[9]


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  2. ^ a b Otterson, Joe (January 5, 2022). "Apple Orders Limited Series About Hunt for John Wilkes Booth From Monica Beletsky, Tobias Menzies to Star". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on January 7, 2022. Retrieved January 7, 2022.
  3. ^ "Manhunt". Writers Guild of America West. March 24, 2022. Archived from the original on May 25, 2023. Retrieved May 25, 2023.
  4. ^ "Manhunt - Cast and Crew". Apple TV+ Press. Retrieved December 23, 2023.
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (February 25, 2022). "Anthony Boyle & Lovie Simone Join Tobias Menzies In Apple's Lincoln Assassination Limited Series Manhunt". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 25 February 2022. Retrieved 25 February 2022.
  6. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (March 30, 2022). "Apple's Lincoln Assassination Limited Series Manhunt Finds Its Dr. Mudd In Matt Walsh". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 31 March 2022. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (May 10, 2022). "Apple Limited Series Manhunt Adds Seven To Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 10 May 2022. Retrieved 10 May 2022.
  8. ^ "Crew Call: Manhunt". Savannah Regional Film Commission. January 13, 2022. Archived from the original on 11 June 2022. Retrieved 12 April 2022.
  9. ^ Vadala, Nick (June 30, 2022). "There's a new TV show filming in Philadelphia". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Archived from the original on July 2, 2022. Retrieved July 2, 2022.