Manhunt: Deadly Games

Manhunt: Deadly Games

Manhunt: Deadly Games

Second season in the true crime drama series, Manhunt. This one follows the hunt for Eric Rudolph (Jack Huston), the 1996 Olympic bomber, whose attack in Atlanta initially led the FBI to suspect the bombing's hero, security guard Richard Jewell (Cameron Britton).

Richard Jewell is lauded as a national hero after he discovers a massive bomb at the Games and saves hundreds of lives by clearing the area. However, his public identity as a brave citizen quickly erodes when the FBI and the news media, led by driven crime reporter Kathy Scruggs (Carla Gugino), falsely accuse him of being the bomber. As Jewell and his mother Bobi (Judith Light) fight to clear Jewell’s name, the real perpetrator remains at large and undetected as he carries out a series of bombings.

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Security guard Richard Jewell saves hundreds of lives when he discovers a bomb at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. But his heroic act quickly comes under the scrutiny of law enforcement as pressure mounts to catch... MORE the killer.



When the media gets wind of the FBI's "hero-bomber" theory, a media firestorm erupts, engulfing Richard and his family. Meanwhile, ATF agents raise doubts as bombings continue.



While Richard fights back against the FBI and the media, ATF Agent Embry investigates a serial bomber terrorizing the Southeast and discovers a crucial link to the Olympic bomb.


Run Rudolph Run

The FBI identifies serial bomber Eric Rudolph and gives chase, but Eric escapes into the forest. Richard and Watson discover powerful evidence that could exonerate Richard and contemplate turning to the press for help.


Land of the Noonday Sun

The FBI search for Eric spins out of control as anti-government locals and Eric,s family push back. Meanwhile, Richard must confront his inner demons as he prepares for a pivotal press conference.


Army of God

Viewing him as a freedom fighter under siege, local militias rally around Eric and attack the FBI. As Embry continues to investigate, he learns that Eric is not who he claims to be.



Eric manipulates locals, militia, and FBI alike as he plans a major counterattack. Meanwhile, Richard appears on "60 Minutes" in a high-stakes gamble to save his reputation once and for all.


Join or Die

FBI agent Brennan realizes he needs to change course radically to catch Eric and allies with Embry to do so. In Atlanta, Kathy Scruggs comes face to face with Richard for the first time ever.


Don't Tread on Me

Risking everything, Brennan and Embry appeal to a powerful local militia leader with the truth about Eric, and a call for unity and moral courage.


Open Season

Eric, starving and bereft of allies, is finally captured. But as his day in court—and Richard's exoneration—approaches, he has another dangerous secret in store for law enforcement.

Manhunt: Deadly Games / Reviews

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Sodroski and Dinner rightly recognize that Kathy Scruggs' story also needs to be told.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

As the series goes along, it becomes more and more of a true ensemble...

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