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MANHUNT: DEADLY GAMES Boss, Star Tease the Pivotal Turning Point for the Series

October 19, 2020 by  


“Run Rudolph Run” — The FBI identifies serial bomber Eric Rudolph and gives chase, but Rudolph escapes into the wilderness. Also, Richard Jewell proves his innocence and decides to appeal to the press for help, on MANHUNT: DEADLY GAMES, Monday, Oct. 19 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L to R: Gethin Anthony as FBI Agent Jack Brennan and Kelly Jenrette as FBI Agent Stacey Knox. Photo: Lewis Jacobs/Lionsgate. All Rights Reserved.

The Monday, October 19 episode of MANHUNT: DEADLY GAMES marks a turning point for the limited series, as Richard Jewell (Cameron Britton) thinks he may have stumbled across the proof to clear his name.

“This is the part of the series that was really fun for me [and the writers],” MANHUNT: DEADLY GAMES boss Andrew Sodroski admits. “[We’re] making this change from Richard Jewell [being] a man trapped in a situation to Richard Jewell, an underdog, who has a surprising number of skills, who can actually get out there, and start an investigation into his own case to start to prove his own innocence.”

That’s juxtaposed with “this process of moving from an investigation of one bombing to an investigation of a series of bombings,” he continues. “All of which are linked together and take us into this whole new realm [for the show] and this whole new world and this incredible manhunt for Eric Rudolph.”

For the FBI, who had pegged Jewell as the bomber—and thought the Olympics tragedy was a singular event—they have to scramble when they start to realize something bigger is going on.

“As soon as he and Stacy realize that the world is opening up in front of them, they do what they think is the right thing and go headlong down their path to what they believe is justice,” Gethin Anthony, who plays Jack Brennan, previews. “The way the story moves is that you can see in that choice they make coming up, that they want to do the right thing. And they just have to start listening to people around them.”

The episode also marks a turning point as Eric Rudolph (Jack Huston) becomes a central figure. “We start to really understand and get inside the mind of our antagonist, Eric Rudolph, who becomes the sort of the focus of the show,” Sodroski teases. “It was a really tough transition to pull off. But it’s a really exciting one, because it shows how just dramatically you get to experience the way that one injustice done to one man, Richard Jewell, ripples out and has certain national consequences, not only for the people who are involved in the case, but also for the victims of the further bombings. And, ultimately, it sort of brings into into focus what the show is about, which is this question of how far are we willing to go to allow the truth to come out and how far will we follow the truth, no matter where it leads?”



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