Discovery Channel series about Ted Kaczynski called Manhunt: Unabomber
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Famous Prisoners: Discovery Channel Creates 8-Part Series About the Unabomber (Video)

Manhunt: Unabomber is Discovery Channel’s 8-part series. It dramatizes the real live events surrounding the manhunt for Ted Kaczynski by James Fitzgerald of the FBI.

About the Unabomber

Discovery Channel series about Ted Kaczynski called Manhunt: Unabomber
Discovery Channel series about Ted Kaczynski called Manhunt: Unabomber

Ted Kaczynski is a monster of our time. First of all, an anarchist and mathematician who, between 1978 and 1995, sent 18 bomb letters.  Targeting engineering departments of universities, airlines, and people involved in some way in technology-related business…

Hence, he caused three deaths and became known as Unabomber. Kaczynski wrote a long manifesto in which he argued that if the United States departed from the technological industrial system. He would cease its campaign of home-made bombs.

The hunt for this terrorist is the center of the 8-part series on the Discovery Channel. Paul Bettany will be playing the man who brought terror to the US. The story will follow FBI agent James Fitzgerald, in charge of finding Unabomber.

It will tell the end of his investigation, and how he managed to find a man who lived apart from everything.

Unabomber Series Has a “Real” Feel

In an interview, the real Fitzgerald said he tried to meet with Kaczynski. Still, the convicted prisoner kept blowing him off. Not all his work went to waste since some of the questions he prepared were used for the series.

Certainly, hat made it more realistic and close to home for the FBI agent.

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The Unabomber is furthermore one of the most particular figures in recent history in the United States. He’s a famous prisoner who, after 20 years in prison, sent a letter to a New York journalist offering to give an interview.

This is especially relevant because he wanted to explain himself.

Ted Kaczynski: A Man with a Plan

Ted Kaczynski forced, at the risk of sending more bombs, two titans of worldwide journalism like the New York Times and the Washington Post to publish his manifesto. His message was known in the United States, by force.

As a result, a good number of books on the character have been published. But, none get far from his reality as a monster. Seems like he is far from being forgotten.

Video: Teaser for “Manhunt: The Unabomber” Season 1

Check out this teaser for season one of Manhunt: The Unabomber premiering on the Discovery Channel. This video was uploaded to YouTube by MovieHub:

Mirza Gil
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