Cinemax Sights Hunted Spin-Off Miniseries

Hunted Spin-Off CinemaxSam Hunter isn’t done running, after all.

Cinemax is developing a Hunted spin-off miniseries that continues the story of the cancelled espionage thriller’s main character, played by Melissa George.

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Hunted creator Frank Spotnitz will be involved in the new project, called Sam Hunter, which finds private spy Sam trying to figure out why there’s a price on her head and what her current situation has to do with her mother’s murder. (Let’s not forget she’s also trying to keep her young daughter safe from whomever wishes them harm.)

Hunted‘s solo season was commissioned by the UK’s BBC One before Cinemax came on as the U.S. producer and distributor;  per our sister site Deadline, the British network’s decision not to renew the series for a second season made it impossible for the drama to continue in its original form.

So the American cabler kept the parts it liked — namely, its creator, star and main character — and is making something new.

Spotnitz is now writing the project, which will eventually be a four-hour miniseries.

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