ITV’s drama about the real-life story of the murder of a French girl Manhunt Season 2, will release in the UK soon. And today in Otakukart, we prepared a brief just for you regarding this crime series. Firstly, if you’re not familiar with the case, it’s about the sordid police chase of Levi Rabetts, a deranged man who had a knack for hurting, killing, and sexually assaulting younger women in Greater London. In consequence, the London police began searching for him.
The manhunt began its run back in 2019 with great fanfare on Acorn and ITV. Moreover, the series picked up a couple of BAFTA Cymru awards. As for the series, the main character is Detective Chief Inspector from the London Police Colin Sutton, played by Martin Clunes. He will continue hunting down the bad man who hurt those women. In consequence, in this article, we shall cover the release date for the second season. And a few more details regarding the production for this British series. Now jump with us as we share with you these details in Otakukart!
Manhunt Season 2 UK Release Date
Manhunt Season 2 was released on September 20, 2021, on ITV. It’s a four-part limited series that goes for three nights. The final episode will release on September 23, 2021. If you want to watch it online, you must go to the ITV Hub. Bear in mind that although ITV Hub is a free subscription. You will need a TV license to watch those programs if you reside within the United Kingdom. The same thing goes for similar platforms like BBC iPlayer. Some VPNs let you bypass this requirement, but that’s a stretch!
Manhunt Season 2 UK Plot
The second season is based on the true tale of the police chase of infamous serial rapist Delroy Grant, whose seventeen-year reign of terror wreaked extraordinary havoc on hundreds of elderly people in southeast London. Unlike the investigation into Delagrange’s murder shown in the first series of Manhunt, which Sutton led from the start, The Night Stalker delves into how the detective, arriving late to the case, helped solve it in a couple of weeks.
Grant was eventually arrested and connected to almost 200 occurrences in London, Kent, and Surrey between 1992 and 2009. Grant would enter into his victims’ houses and cut the power and phone connections before sexually assaulting or raping them. He exclusively targeted lone, elderly ladies, the oldest of whom was in her 90s. Grant’s seeming double life was one of the reasons he stayed at large for so long: this church-going family guy took care of his ill wife by the day before committing his horrific atrocities by night. The Metropolitan Police Department’s Operation Minstead, established in 1998 to investigate the crimes, remains the force’s biggest and most complicated rape investigation.
Manhunt Season 2 Cast
Most of the cast will reprise their roles in season 2 of Manhunt. Firstly we have Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton, played by Martin Clunes. Secondly, Louise Sutton, played by Claudie Blakley (you may remember her from her stellar role in “The Seagull). In this series, Blakley plays Sutton’s wife and a police analyst. In the supporting roles, Stephen Wight (Lovesick, McQueen) plays a Detective helping Sutton, and Katie Lyons also plays another Detective Sergeant aide to Colin Sutton.
Will Manhunt Season 2 UK be on Netflix?
It is very doubtful that this British drama will ever hit the streaming platform Netflix. Mainly because of distribution rights in the United Kingdom. However, everything is possible. The American company always tries to expand its catalog and offers. Still, if they ever manage to get a hold of Manhunt UK, we will post an update for you here at Otakukart. The same thing goes for Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video, which are the main competitors in the streaming game for these kinds of content around the world. Bear in mind that all these things are subject to change.
Similar shows to Manhunt UK
If you like Manhunt UK, perhaps you could watch its American counterpart. Particularly, Manhunt: Unabomber. Starring Sam Worthington and Paul Bettany. That show is an eight-episode slow-burn crime drama about a real story about a dude who, holed up in a shack in the mountains of the United States, managed to fool the Federal Bureau of Investigation for years, mailing explosive letters to important people. It’s on Netflix, and you can get it with a basic subscription. Happy streaming!