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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.
"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.
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.
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