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Hunted to become Sam's story says Cinemax

Hunted to become Sam's story says Cinemax

Over at tvwise.co.uk, well-placed reporter Patrick Munn has managed to extract a quote out of the Cinemax hierarchy as to what they are going to do with the remaining four years of a five year story arc.

 

Patrick comments: " I have just heard back from representatives of Cinemax and I am now being told that, while moving the series forward in its current format is not possible due to the nature of the co-production agreement with the BBC, the network is looking to move forward with the story of Sam Hunter (which had been conceived of with a 5 year arc) in some manner. In a statement, Kary Antholis, President, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming, said: “We are making plans with creator and executive producer Frank Spotnitz and star Melissa George to present a new chapter in the Sam Hunter mythology.  We are very pleased with what Hunted has done for Cinemax’s brand and are very excited about what lies ahead.”

 

What this means, reading between the lines, is that the BBC would have to surrender their stake in the co-partnership deal for Hunted to continue in its present form. That would mean losing out on any future profits, for a series that the BBC have lost faith in. What this means in reality is that Sam Hunter's continuing adventures would in effect become a spin-off from the original series, and that will mean no other characters from Hunted, as it stands, will be included in the production.  It will be easier to licence such a sequel given the nature of the co-production agreement.

 

This will obviously mean a lot of face-palm-slapping, given that one of the strongest and most well-drawn characters was Ian Fowkes, played by a certain Lex Shrapnel!

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