Manhunt: 5 reasons to watch Acorn TV’s new series

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Manhunt — Pictured (L-R): Katie Lyons, Martin Clunes – Photo Courtesy of Acorn TV PR

Martin Clunes stars as DCI Colin Sutton is Acorn TV’s new true crime drama series, Manhunt. Read on for 5 reasons you don’t want to miss out.

If you’re not already subscribed to Acorn TV you might want to consider it! The subscription-based service is home to dozens of British, Canadian, European, and Australian television shows, with a specialty for mysteries and crime dramas. Manhunt is the latest of the bunch. It will make its American debut on Acorn TV this upcoming Monday, Mar. 11.

It stars acclaimed actor Martin Clunes as DCI Colin Sutton, who must track down a serial killer wreaking havoc in London before he has the chance to kill again. Need more convincing? Here are five reasons you should watch Manhunt when it begins streaming:

5. It’s based on a true story.

If you’re a true crime junkie then this is a show you won’t want to miss. The main plot of Manhunt is actually based on the real crime spree of English-Romani serial killer, Levi Bellfield. He was responsible for the murders of Milly Dowler, Marsha McDonnell, and Amélie Delagrange, in addition to several other attempted murders. Bellfield was also linked to numerous other unsolved cases linking back as far as 1990.

One of the most interesting things about his case, and something the show spends quite a bit of time on, is the fact Bellfield was caught by surveillance footage. He ran a wheel-clampdown service and would drive around in the same white van, one spotted in connection with a few of the abductions. Manhunt may only have three episodes to cover the story but it’s a fascinating case.

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