Cinemax to continue ‘Hunted’ without the BBC

Melissa George to return for a second series of ‘Hunted‘ on US Cinemax channel.

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Only yesterday we reported the news that the BBC had decided to call time on their new spy drama ‘Hunted‘ after just one series; however the show which starred Melissa George in the lead as an elite private contractor and is currently a co-production with US cable network, Cinemax is to continue after-all, as Cinemax has decided to continue the story of elite private intelligence officer, Sam Hunter despite the BBC decision.

According to Deadline, Cinemax intends to work with writer Frank Spotnitz and Melissa George on a new incarnation of the show which would enable them to follow through with the original plan of a possible 5 year series, and with the second year originally intended to be set in Berlin.

In a statement, Kary Antholis, President, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming, said: “We are making plans with creator and executive producer Frank Spotnitz and star Melissa George to present a new chapter in the Sam Hunter mythology. 

Adding: “We are very pleased with what Hunted has done for Cinemax’s brand and are very excited about what lies ahead.”