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DNI tracks down “Manhunt”

Manhunt, a survival series starring ex-Navy SEAL Joel Lambert, will premiere on Discovery Channel in 224 countries and territories next February.
November 20, 2013

Discovery Networks International (DNI) is to begin airing a survival series called Manhunt, starring ex-Navy SEAL Joel Lambert, next year.

Produced in-house by Discovery Studios, the show follows Lambert as he attempts to evade capture by elite military tracking units over the course of 48 hours.

Billed by the network as an “extreme hide-and-go-seek” series, the show was shot in the United States, Poland, South Africa, the Philippines, Panama and South Korea. Each episode begins with Lambert being dropped at a starting point. Using minimal supplies he must then reach a pre-arranged end point while being pursued by a tracking team from the country in which the episode is set.

Manhunt will debut on Discovery Channel in 224 countries and territories in February.

The executive producers on the series are Sarah Davies for DNI, and Eddie Barbini and Brian Knappmiller for Discovery Studios.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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