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Martin Clunes' drama Manhunt returns this autumn

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Photo credit: ITV

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Manhunt series 2 will air on ITV this autumn, it's been revealed.

Featuring Martin Clunes once again as Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton, this brand-new four-part thriller retells the story of "the police pursuit of a notorious burglar and rapist, whose 17-year reign of terror left thousands of elderly people in South East London living in fear".

It's based on Colin's real-life diary entries.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

In conversation with Digital Spy and other media, Clunes previously spoke of what drew him to Manhunt's debut series.

"I sort of resisted the offers of detective dramas, because they don't float my boat. But this was so different – it was a story worth telling, I think.

"It's a story worth telling, which they come along every now and again – very seldom in my direction, but this certainly felt like it was a story worth telling. Because of the content, because of the way the crimes were solved.

"It was news to me how a murder squad operates like that, so I thought that was interesting, and maybe other people would too," the actor elaborated.

Photo credit: Amanda Searle - ITV
Photo credit: Amanda Searle - ITV

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In separate news, ITV has also unveiled a project coming later this year based on author Kate London's bestseller Post Mortem, which includes Game of Thrones' Gemma Whelan in its cast.

Homeland scribe Patrick Harbinson is the man behind this adaptation.

Manhunt series 2 airs on ITV this autumn.

If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, you can access more information from Rape Crisis England and Wales, who work towards the elimination of all forms of sexual violence and sexual misconduct, on their website or by calling the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999. Rape Crisis Scotland’s helpline number is 08088 01 03 02.

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