UK – USA / BBC-1 – Cinemax / 8×60 minute episodes / Broadcast from Thursday 4 October 2012 @ 9.00pm
Creator: Frank Spotnitz / Producer: Eliza Miller
High octane spy thriller series Hunted stars Australian actress Melissa George as Sam Hunter, an operative for the elite private intelligence and security firm Byzantium, who is finishing a mission in Tangier when an attempt on her life leaves her critically injured. Not knowing who tried to kill her, she disappears to a remote location to recover, regroup and retrain.
Returning to work unannounced nearly a year later, Sam surprises her co-workers, who are suspicious about her disappearance, especially Aidan Marsh, her secret lover. Her bosses, Rupert Keel and Deacon Crane, retain doubts about her, but need their best agent for an important new assignment. The team devises a plan to have Sam infiltrate a family headed by powerful millionaire Jack Turner, a man with a criminal past whose ambitions are at odds with Byzantium’s secret client.
Hunted is a US-UK co-production between the BBC and cable channel Cinemax, the series premieres first in the UK on the 4th October and then in the US on the 19th.
Melissa George as Sam Hunter (Alex Kent)
Adam Rayner as Aidan Marsh
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Deacon Crane,
Morven Christie as Zoe Morgan,
Lex Shrapnel as Ian Fowkes,
Stephen Campbell Moore as Stephen Turner,
Oscar Kennedy as Edward Turner,
Tom Beard as Bingham,
Patrick Malahide as Jack Turner,
Stephen Dillane as Rupert Keel,
Scott Handy as Blank-faced man,
Uriel Emil as Hasan Moussa,
Dhafer L’Abidine as Bernard Faroux
Indira Varma as Natalie Thorpe
SEASON ONE 4 October 2012 - (Dates refer to first UK showing)
1. MORT (4 OCT 2012)
Synopsis Source: BBC Media Release