Hunted 2 is gathering pace.
It’s been known for a while that creator/writer Frank Spotnitz and Cinemax were eying a Hunted spinoff following the BBC’s decision to pull out of doing a second season. Now, Deadline has word that Cinemax is planning to package the project as a four-hour miniseries which will continue the story of gutsy agent Sam Hunter.
Spotnitz is currently writing the spinoff, titled Sam Hunter, which sees Melissa George reprise her role as the titular character who, following the shocking events at the end of Hunted, is now on the run from her former employer. With a price on her head and a young daughter to protect, Sam must work as a freelance spy to find out who wants her dead — and how it connects to the murder of her own mother.
As previously mentioned, Cinemax felt that continuing the series in its original incarnation was unfeasible without BBC’s involvement. However, the spinoff would appear to deliver sizable continuation by focusing on the key element of the original story — Sam Hunter — with Spotnitz and George at the core of the show’s extended universe.
We’ll keep you updated on the progression of Hunted 2 as it comes through.