«

»

Jan 19 2017

Casting News: Jane Lynch Cast to Play Janet Reno in Discovery Channel’s MANHUNT: THE UNABOMer

In a press release:

 

discovery-channel-round-logo

JANE LYNCH CAST AS FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET RENO IN DISCOVERY’S HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED SCRIPTED SERIES ‘MANHUNT: THE UNABOMer*’

 

(LOS ANGELES) – Discovery Channel announced that Golden Globe and two-time Emmy winner Jane Lynch (“Glee,” “Hollywood Game Night”) has been cast in its upcoming highly-anticipated scripted series MANHUNT: THE UNABOMer*, set to air this year. Produced by John Goldwyn, serving as consultant to Discovery, Lionsgate, Trigger Street Productions and Discovery Channel, the series will tell the story of how FBI agent Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington, “Avatar”, “Hacksaw Ridge”) deployed a radical approach to intelligence gathering to take down Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany, “Gangster No. 1,” “Captain America: Civil War”), also known as the “Unabomber,” one of the most infamous criminal masterminds in the world.

Production starts in Atlanta on January 30, 2017. Emmy® Award-winning television producer and director Greg Yaitanes (“Quarry,” “Banshee”) will executive produce, direct and serve as showrunner. Andrew Sodroski, who topped Hollywood’s famed Black List for screenplays in 2013 with “Holland, Michigan,” created the series and serves as an Executive Producer.  Jim Fitzgerald will serve as Consulting Producer.

Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch

Lynch has been cast as former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno.  At 57 years old, Reno was the first woman to serve as Attorney General, a true public servant and a woman of great character and resolve. Every major case in the country came across her desk, and there was no bigger one than the hunt for the Unabomber. Lynch’s Reno will play opposite Golden Globe nominee Chris Noth (“The Good Wife,” “Sex In The City”), who plays Don Ackerman, the Bay Area Divisional Head of the FBI, who supervised the Unabomber Task Force.

Lynch also joins Sam Worthington (Mel Gibson’s critically-acclaimed “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Avatar”) playing Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald, one of the most decorated profilers in the history of the bureau, whose radical approach to intelligence gathering ultimately took Kaczynski down; Paul Bettany (“Gangster No. 1,” “Captain America: Civil War”) as Ted Kaczynski, the “Unabomber”; and Oscar nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes (“Roadies,” “Game of Thrones”) as Tabby, a street agent who partners with Fitzgerald.  This series features both Bettany and Worthington’s first major leading roles on U.S. television.

Jane Lynch is the two-time Emmy Award-winning host of NBC’s “Hollywood Game Night.” Lynch was raised near Chicago and cut her theatrical teeth at The Second City and Steppenwolf Theatre. She made her Broadway debut in the 2013 production of “Annie” and soon embarked on her own live concert tour, “See Jane Sing.” Lynch is an Emmy and Golden Globe winner for her portrayal of Sue Sylvester on “Glee.” Additional television credits include “Party Down,” “Lovespring International,” “Two and a Half Men” and “The L Word.” Lynch’s film credits include the recent Christopher Guest movie “Mascots”,  “The Three Stooges,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Julie & Julia,” “A Mighty Wind” and “Best in Show.”

 

*As of 2/08/17* Title was changed from MANIFESTO to MANHUNT: THE UNABOMer

 

 

Source: ©2017 Discovery Channel. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

Save

Save

Save

Save 

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE...
Casting News: Discovery’s MANHUNT: THE UNABOMer Additional Cast Includes Mark Duplass, Lynn Collins, and More
Discovery Channel announced that Mark Duplass (“Togetherness,”), Jeremy Bobb (“The Knick,”), Lynn Collins (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”), Katja Herbers (“The Leftovers”), and Brían F. O’Byrne (“Aquarius”) have been cast in its upcoming highly-anticipated scripted series MANIFESTO, set to air this year. ...
READ MORE
Casting News: Discovery’s MANHUNT: THE UNABOMer Adds Michael Nouri and Ben Weber
Discovery Channel announced that Michael Nouri (“Woman Walks Ahead,” “The Slap”) and Ben Weber (“Sex and the City,” “Secret Life of the American Teenager”) have been cast in its upcoming highly-anticipated scripted series THE UNABOMer. The series will tell the ...
READ MORE
TV News: Discovery’s MANHUNT: THE UNABOMer Title Change and Additional Casting
Discovery Channel announced that three-time Tony Award nominee Brian d'Arcy James (“Hamilton”), Trieste Kelly Dunn (“Banshee”) and Elizabeth Reaser (“Mad Men”) have been cast in the network’s upcoming scripted series now titled “Manhunt: The UNABOMer,” formerly known as “Manifesto,” set ...
READ MORE
Casting News: Discovery’s MANHUNT: THE UNABOMer Adds Chris Noth and Keisha Castle-Hughes To Cast
Discovery Channel announced that Golden Globe® nominee Chris Noth (“The Good Wife,” “Sex In The City”) and Oscar® nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes (“Roadies,” “Game of Thrones”) have been cast in its upcoming highly-anticipated scripted series THE UNABOMer, set to air this ...
READ MORE
Casting News: Discovery’s MANHUNT: THE UNABOMer Additional Cast Includes Mark
Casting News: Discovery’s MANHUNT: THE UNABOMer Adds Michael Nouri and
TV News: Discovery’s MANHUNT: THE UNABOMer Title Change and Additional
Casting News: Discovery’s MANHUNT: THE UNABOMer Adds Chris Noth and

© 2017, Judy Manning. All rights reserved.

Judy Manning

Dream chaser extraordinaire! Judy is sarcastic, goofy, and self-proclaimed minty fresh! She loves vampires and is an admirer of all things supernatural, paranormal, and mystical. (She's slowly coming around to zombies, but no clowns...she loathes clowns). She loves to read and write. She watches way too much TV and many movies. She's enjoys music of the Trance/electronica variety. She also has a wicked sweet tooth.
Share

About the author

Judy Manning

Dream chaser extraordinaire! Judy is sarcastic, goofy, and self-proclaimed minty fresh! She loves vampires and is an admirer of all things supernatural, paranormal, and mystical. (She's slowly coming around to zombies, but no clowns...she loathes clowns). She loves to read and write. She watches way too much TV and many movies. She's enjoys music of the Trance/electronica variety. She also has a wicked sweet tooth.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Optimization WordPress Plugins & Solutions by W3 EDGE
Copy Protected by Chetan's WP-Copyprotect.