Frank Spotnitz teases second Hunted series without BBC
Story by Jack Foley
A SECOND season of Melissa George spy drama Hunted may still go ahead – but without the BBC.
Frank Spotnitz, the show’s creator, told Digital Spy that he intends to press ahead with plans to continue Sam Hunter’s story with US co-producer Cinemax and, possibly, Sky.
He did concede that original plans to take Sam to Berlin for the sophomore run had now been dropped in the wake of the BBC’s decision not to press ahead with the show.
But he added that the new plan is “sort of a spin-off of itself” that will focus “more squarely on the character of Sam Hunter”.
He also expressed the hope that it could air in the UK around the same time of year as the first series, which came to a conclusion on BBC1 on Thursday night (November 22) with 2.6 million viewers (based on overnight figures).
Hunted: Series 1 is available on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday, November 26, 2012.