Deadline is exclusively reporting that Carla Gugino has been cast as the female lead in the second season of Spectrum Originals’ anthology series Manhunt, with the second season titled Manhunt: Lone Wolf.
Manhunt: Lone Wolf will chronicle one of the largest and most complex manhunts on U.S soil, the search for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics Bomber, and the media firestorm that consumed the life of Richard Jewell in its wake.
Carla Gugino (whose credits include The Haunting of Hill House and Jett) will be playing the role of Kathy Scruggs, a hard-drinking, tough-talking crime reporter for Atlanta’s biggest daily newspaper who gets the once-in-a-lifetime scoop that Richard Jewell may be the Olympic Park bomber. Breaking the biggest story in the world makes a Kathy a sensation – but her life unravels as evidence starts pointing against it being the truth.
The second season is being handled by the core creative team behind the first season, Manhunt: Unabomber, being written by Andrew Sodroski, who will be executive producing alongside John Goldwyn and Michael Dinner.