LOS ANGELES – The hunt is on as Charter Communications’ premium content initiative, Spectrum Originals, launches MANHUNT: DEADLY GAMES on Monday, February 3. All ten episodes of the one-hour anthology series from Lionsgate Television will drop ad-free exclusively on Spectrum’s On Demand platform. For a sneak peek of the series CLICK HERE.
After a deadly terrorist attack at the 1996 Olympic Games, MANHUNT: DEADLY GAMES chronicles one of the largest and most complex manhunts on U.S. soil. FBI agents hunt for an elusive serial bomber, Eric Rudolph (Jack Huston), while a wrongly-accused innocent man, Richard Jewell (Cameron Britton), battles the FBI, the national news media, as well as his own inner demons, to prove his innocence and clear his name.
Creator and writer Andrew Sodroski is executive producing along with John Goldwyn and Michael Dinner. The series also stars Gethin Anthony (Jack Brennan), Carla Gugino (Kathy Scruggs), Arliss Howard (Earl Embry), Kelly Jenrette (Stacey Knox) and Judith Light (Bobi Jewell). Michael Dinner serves as the director. The series is co-produced by Lionsgate and Spectrum for Spectrum Originals.
About Spectrum Originals
Spectrum Originals is a premier destination for premium original series available exclusively to Spectrum video subscribers on-demand and ad-free. This free service launched with the Sony and Bruckheimer-produced drama “L.A.’s Finest,” starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba. Currently the popular limited series “Mad About You” and the acclaimed Spanish-language drama, “Todo por el Juego” are airing on the platform. Other upcoming projects include the Southern Gothic mystery “Paradise Lost” starring Josh Harnett from Paramount Television. An initiative of Charter Communications, Spectrum Originals is the latest expansion of Charter’s market-leading video offerings, which include regional sports networks and its award-winning Spectrum News services. More information on Spectrum Originals can be found at http://press.spectrumoriginals.com/
Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced residential broadband services, including Spectrum TV® programming, Spectrum Internet®, Spectrum Voice®, and Spectrum Mobile™. Under the Spectrum Business® brand, Charter provides scalable, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to small and medium-sized business organizations, including Internet access, business telephone, and TV services. Through the Spectrum Enterprise brand, Charter is a national provider of scalable, fiber-based technology solutions serving many of America's largest businesses and communications service providers. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach® brand. Charter's news and sports networks are operated under the Spectrum Networks brand. More information about Charter can be found at corporate.charter.com/newsroom.
The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) is a global content leader whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world. In addition to its filmed entertainment leadership, Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive and location-based entertainment, video games, esports and other new entertainment technologies. Lionsgate’s content initiatives are backed by a nearly 17,000-title film and television library and delivered through a global sales and distribution infrastructure. The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring and ground-breaking content created with special emphasis on the evolving patterns and diverse composition of the Company’s worldwide consumer base.
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