Hunted was a BBC-Cinemax co-production but after the BBC opted not to proceed with a second season, Cinemax indicated it would stick with the series regardless.
Deadline reports writer Frank Spotnitz (The X Files) will now stick with the character in a four-hour miniseries, Sam Hunter. Without the BBC, HBO-owned Cinemax will have greater creative control to push the boundaries on storytelling, tailoring the show to a pay cable network vs. a public broadcaster.
George will reprise her role as Sam, a gutsy agent in the murky world of private espionage. Now on the run from her former employer, Sam has a price on her head and a young daughter to protect. She must work as a freelance spy to find out who wants her dead — and how it connects to the murder of her own mother.
Shine-owned British production company Kudos Film and Television Kudos will remain as producers in association with Spotnitz’s Big Light Prods.
Last November TV Tonight spoke to Kudos’ Stephen Garrett just a day before the BBC wielded the axe, and asked about a second season.
“Conversations are afoot. There’s a genuine desire to do it. We’re in more detailed conversations with HBO than the BBC,” he said.