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Manhunt Season 1 Episode 4 Preview

Manhunt Season 1 Episode 4

Manhunt is an American miniseries in the historical drama genre. It is created by Monica Beletsky with Carl Franklin, Eva Sørhaug, and John Dahl serving as the directors. The series is based on the 2007 book Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer which was penned by historian James L. Swanson.

Manhunt Season 1 Episode 4 Preview
Credits: Apple TV+

The series premiered in March 2024 on Apple TV+ and instantly became really popular among fans and people interested in the history of America. Manhunt Season 1 Episode 4 will be released soon and fans are wondering when it will be released and what they can expect from it. This article answers them all.

What Is Manhunt All About?

Manhunt follows the events during and after the murder of former US President Abraham Lincoln. Edwin Stanton, who was the secretary of war in his cabinet, starts looking for the killer John Wilkes Booth (played by Anthony Boyle) who was an actor on stage.

Booth was also a spy working for the Confederates and attended the last address to the public after which he planned the assassination. On April 14th, 1865, Booth entered the theatre box where Lincoln was enjoying a play. He was shot in his head from behind. He died after being in a coma for nearly eight hours. Booth managed to escape but was caught two weeks later. He was shot and killed by Boston Corbett who was a sergeant.

Carl Franklin, Frank Smith, James L. Swanson, Monica Beletsky and Richard Abate, etc are the executive producers of the show. Manhunt started airing on March 15th, 2024 on Apple TV+.

What Happened In The Previous Episode of Manhunt?

Manhunt Season 1 Episode 3 was titled Let the Sheep Flee and it was released on March 22nd, 2024. It was written by Ben H. Winters and Monica Beletsky while John Dahl directed it. The series follows John Wilkes Booth after he killed Lincoln. We get to know that he is delusional with thoughts about white supremacy and how he thinks of himself.

What Happened In The Previous Episode of Manhunt?
Credits: Apple TV+

Meanwhile, Edwin Stanton is trying to find his location and we get a hint of some conspiracy related to the confederate. The episode gives a glimpse of the climate of the USA around that time when it was just coming out of the civil war.

We see that Booth maintained a journal to jot down every movement regarding the killing of Lincoln. Samuel Cox’s role in helping Booth escape after the killing is also revealed. The episode is filled with many revelations that make it an interesting watch.

What To Expect From Manhunt Season 1 Episode 4?

Manhunt Season 1 Episode 4 is called The Secret Line and it’s been penned by Tim Brittain and Monica Beletsky. Towards the end of the previous episode, we see George Sanders telling the members of the Confederate about President Johnson pardoning every member. They are suggested to shift to England until the issue is resolved.

Sanders’s involvement in funding Lincoln’s killing is also uncovered by Edwin Stanton as well as Detective Baker. However, it is still not confirmed. The next episode might focus on this aspect and we might know the truth.

If the makers stick to historical events, the relationship President Johnson shares with George Sanders is affected. This is because of the bounty ordered on him by the president over Lincoln’s murder. We will witness the follow-up events in this case and whether they were involved in it or not.

Do We Have A Release Date?

Manhunt Season 1 Episode 4 is planned to be released on Friday, March 29th, 2024 on Apple TV+ at 12 am (ET). The first season will have seven episodes in total and it will end on April 19th, 2024. The miniseries will have limited episodes and it will cover the entire plot of its source material.

Do We Have A Release Date?
Credits: The Hollywood Reporter


Manhunt is one of the biggest surprises of 2024 and is a well-made show with a lot of research done to make it historically accurate. The pursuit of Lincoln’s killer is a well-documented event and yet not many people in modern times know about it. Manhunt is an engaging as well as an entertaining show in that regard and fans are waiting for Manhunt Season 1 Episode 4.

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