ITV’s Manhunt is a crime drama series based on true events involving numerous investigations by the cops such as murder, rapes, sexual violence, and robbery. The series is directed by Marc Evans and written by Colin Sutton and Ed Whitmore. The series stars Martin Clunes, Claudie Blakley, and Stephen Wight.
A Short Recap on Seasons 1 & 2
The first season of the hit drama series premiered on January 6, 2019. The three-episode season centered on the real-life tale encroaching the invention into the murder of a Fench student named Amélie Delagrange. The successive manhunt finally led to the capture of Levi Bellfield for Delagrange’s death, and many other well-known public profiles, yet formerly unsolved cases.
This series is based on the true story of the police investigation of a series of rapes, sexual assaults, and burglaries that took place in South East London between 1992 and 2009. A dedicated unit, Operation Minstead, was established to hunt down the man who became known as the Night Stalker.
Speaking to the former DCI, Colin Sutton, he spilled details of the 17 long-year investigations, Sutton was asked if “Manhunt The Night Stalker” was based on one of the books he wrote. He explains, “I have written a book about the Night Stalker case. The title of the book is Manhunt The Night Stalker, and it is due to be published at the same time as the transmission of the drama.”
He continued, “The story begins when Detective Chief Superintendent Hamish Campbell – who had been the SIO who led the Jill Dando investigation – asked you to conduct an investigative review of Operation Minstead to see if any opportunities to catch the Night Stalker had been missed. This request followed the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson expressing$ !! deep concern “that Operation Minstead had failed to track down the Night Stalker.
“That’s how I came to be involved. Sir Paul Stephenson took over as Commissioner. Someone highlighted Operation Minstead to him and he said we need to make this a priority to do something about it. Hamish Campbell’s view of things was although Bellfield was a rapist he was a serial long-time sexual offender, or motivated by sex in some ways, and it might be worth getting me to have a look at the Night Stalker because I had that recent experience (with the Bellfield case). So that is how I came to be doing it.”
Fans absolutely seem to love this show and are anxious to know if the story will continue further. We might have to wait for more updates on that.
Will There Be a Season 3 of Manhunt?
Work is currently in preparation on season 3 of Manhunt, reveals one of the producers.
“I wasn’t sure if we should come back and do another one after we did the first one,” told Colin. “But Ed and I are thinking about it and we’re talking about maybe doing a third. I have to say it’s a possibility!”
The former detective was asked if more stories could make for new episodes. He simply answered, “I think there might be.”
Series writer Ed Whitmore also appeared to be highly optimistic about the chances of a new season. When inquired if he was penning a script for a future season previously at a press junket, he responded.
“100% yeah, absolutely,” he said. “As Colin says, we are talking about that right now and it’s a possibility for sure.”
Release Date of Manhunt Season 3: When is it?
ITV is yet to announce the release date of the 3rd season of Manhunt. We do know that production on season 3 is underway but fans probably will have to wait till sometime in 2023 to see the new episodes.
If we hear any official news, we’ll quickly update this section and provide you with the official release date.
The Cast of Manhunt Season 3
The characters expected to return in season 3 are:
- Martin Clunes plays Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton,
- Claudie Blakley depicts Louise Sutton
- Stephen Wight portrays Detective Constable Clive Grace
Manhunt Season 3 Plot: Expectations
If you’re a true fan of crime series, we’re sure you must love this drama as it involves real-life events for the previous two seasons. For instance, season 2 was based on a widely known true story of the cops surrounding an infamous serial rapist and burglar, whose seventeen-year reign of torment left the residents of South East London living in constant fear. The second series is also inspired by the journals of Colin Sutton. So we expect that the third season’s storyline will also be based on Sutton’s past cases.
Stay tuned for more!
How many episodes could there be in season 3 of Manhunt?
The previous season of Manhunt had a total of 5 episodes. Thus, if the makers decide to follow a similar pattern, the third season may also comprise 5 episodes. However, there hasn’t been an official update yet.
Is there a trailer for season 3 yet?
Nah, Manhunt season 3 is yet to be officially renewed. Hence, there’s no trailer for now. For the time being, you may watch the previous season’s trailer down below.
Where to watch Manhunt?
You may watch the series Manhunt on Netflix. All the episodes from season 1 and 2 are available to watch and stream on the platform Netflix. Happy watching!
Will there be a season 4 of Manhunt?
The third season of the series is yet to premiere. Hence, there are no updates about Manhunt season 4 at the moment.
Manhunt Season 3: Will it Return in 2023?
According to speculation, the series is currently in production and if this is true, it looks like fans might have to wait a bit longer for the fourth season to arrive. Nevertheless, there has never been any concrete information when it comes to season four of Manhunt. As of April 26, 2023, the series still has not been renewed or canceled yet. So a 2023 release for season 4 of Manhunt is a far cry. Further details awaited!