Tobias (“The Crown,” “Outlander,” “Game of Thrones”) Menzies will star in Apple TV+’s upcoming “Manhunt” limited series, reports Deadline.
He’ll play Edwin Stanton, Lincoln’s War Secretary and friend, who was nearly driven to madness by the need to catch John Wilkes Booth and to carry out Lincoln’s legacy. The limited series comes from “Friday Night Lights” and “Fargo” writer/producer Monica Beletsky.
Here’s how the limit series is described by “Deadline”: Based on James Swanson’s book “Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer,” the series is produced by Apple Studios and co-produced Lionsgate, in association with POV Entertainment, Walden Media, and 3 Arts Entertainment.
The Apple series is described as part historical fiction and part conspiracy thriller and will center around the aftermath of the first American Presidential assassination and the fight to preserve and protect the ideals that were the foundation of Lincoln’s Reconstruction plans.
It will also feature Black historical figures whose lives intertwined with the escape, manhunt, and subsequent high-crimes investigation, including Mary Simms, a former slave of the doctor who treated Booth’s injury and gave him safe harbor after his crime.
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