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Manhunt Season 1 Episode 6: Preview, Release Date And More

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Manhunt is an American miniseries that has really zapped viewers with its gripping tale of a historical event. Monica Beletsky is the creator of the show and it has seen rave response from audiences. So far, the makers have dropped five episodes that tell a historical storyline in a gripping way.

Manhunt Season 1 Episode 6: Preview, Release Date And More
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Manhunt Season 1 Episode 6 is the forthcoming one and viewers are keen to find out the plot details of this episode along with many other aspects. This article is for those who are eager to find out the information on the episode.

What Is Manhunt All About?

Manhunt is an adaptation of the 2007 book Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer which was penned by journalist James L. Swanson. It showcases the chase for a person named John Wilkes Booth who was responsible for murdering former US President Abraham Lincoln. Edwin Stanton, who was the war secretary at that time, starts the operation to nab John and it takes them 12 days.

Lincoln was shot on April 14th, 1865 by Booth who was an actor on stage. He died the next day. He had showed up at the Ford’s Theatre to watch a play. Booth escaped but was caught and killed 12 days later. Eva Sørhaug, Carl Franklin, and John Dahl have helmed the episodes of Manhunt. It premiered on March 15th, 2024 on Apple TV+.

The show stars Tobias Menzies (portraying Edwin Stanton) alongside Anthony Boyle (John Wilkes Booth), Lovie Simone (Mary Simms), Will Harrison (David Herold), Brandon Flynn (Edwin Stanton Jr.) and Damian O’Hare (Thomas Eckert) among others.

What Happened In Manhunt Season 1 Episode 5?

Manhunt Season 1 Episode 5 is named A Man of Destiny and it’s directed by Eva Sørhaug. The episode, written by Matthew Fennell and Monica Beletsky, starts with Edwin Stanton (played by Tobias Menzies) scanning the lines of spy that the Confederates have used.

Stanton’s team decides to use it and go to the house of Mudd. After his involvement with John Wilkes Booth (Anthony Boyle) is revealed, Mudd is arrested.

What Happened In Manhunt Season 1 Episode 5?
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Booth is moving towards Richmond and is seeking help from Garrett. However, he faints due to the injury to his leg and is taken care of by Garrett’s family. Towards the end, Stanton meets a black guy who has heard Booth talking to someone named Willie Jett who is later captured. He spills the exact location of Lincoln’s killer. The final scene shows Stanton falling on the ground after suffering an attack of asthma.

What To Expect From Manhunt Season 1 Episode 6?

Manhunt Season 1 Episode 6 is called Useless and it’s written by Jan Oxenberg and Monica Beletsky. The episode will follow Stanton as he continues to search for Booth. The previous episode also hinted at his health problems which might affect his pace. This will work to Booth’s advantage who is running away from everyone.

Since it’s the penultimate episode, we will see Stanton and his team inching closer towards Booth before the ultimate showdown takes place between all of them in the final episode. The events in the episode are based on historical events so it won’t surprise those who are aware of these happenings.

But the way every scene has been crafted and acted, that it makes them exciting. Most of the fans are aware of the fate of Booth. However, a lot of details are mostly unknown and that is what Manhunt provides.

Do We Have A Release Date?

Manhunt Season 1 Episode 6 will be released on Friday, April 12th, 2024 on Apple TV+. It can be estimated that the runtime will be around an hour, just like previous episodes. The miniseries will conclude with its seventh episode which will air on April 19th.

Do We Have A Release Date?
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Conclusion

Manhunt works as a very engaging show as well as a show that provides information and insight into a very important event of historical importance in the USA. The show is period correct and is un-missable from the first episode. Manhunt Season 1 Episode 6 is one step closer to the finale which will end the story of the killer of Abraham Lincoln. It has been enjoyed by those who didn’t read the book or are not aware of these events.