Tobias Menzies to Star in Lincoln Assassination Series at Apple

Tobias Menzies will star in Manhunt, a short series based on the assassination of former President Abraham Lincoln. 

Manhunt is based on James Swanson’s best-selling book Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer. It follows Lincoln’s war secretary and friend Edwin Stanton (Menzies), who is nearly driven insane by his mission to find John Wilkes Booth and carry out Lincoln’s legacy.

Beletsky serves as showrunner and executive producer on the project, her debut as a creator, and the result of her newly renewed overall agreement with Apple. 

Apple Studios, Lionsgate, POV Entertainment, Walden Media, and 3 Arts Entertainment all produce the show in-house. Layne Eskridge, Swanson, Michael Rotenberg, Richard Abate, Frank Smith, and Naia Cucukov are among the executive producers. Carl Franklin (Mindhunter, Devil in a Blue Dress) will direct and produce the film.

Crown’s other credits include Starz’s Outlander, HBO’s Game of Thrones, and AMC’s The Terror. In the United Kingdom, he is represented by WME and Conway Van Gelder Grant.

Beletsky, who began her career on Lost, has also appeared in Friday Night Lights and I Am The Night. Tara S. Kole, an attorney, is representing her.

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