One of the longest searches in history for someone on the America's Most Wanted
list came to a close after 17 years when the FBI captured the man known as the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski. Rather than tell the story from the point of view of Kaczynski (Paul Bettany), Discovery's Manhunt: Unabomber
will focus on FBI agent and criminal profiler James "Fitz" Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington), who pioneers the use of forensic linguistics to identify and ultimately capture the serial bomber. The riveting eight-episode series will touch on aspects of the investigation many have doubtless forgotten or never knew. During an interview with ET
, director Greg Yaitanes explained that the show was not centered around the question whether Fitz would catch Kaczynski, but rather how he would catch him. "[In] the telling of the how, you get to see all the systems that are in place in society and our relationship to technology and also when you have a voice and you're trying to be heard, how people react to change -- and they don't react well."