C4’s Hit Factual Thriller Hunted Returns For A Third Season
The 6×60 min series will see nine British citizens turn fugitive and go on the run. Following a dramatic launch and helicopter chase in Manchester, the fugitives are pursued across the UK by an elite team of 30 hunters, drawn from some of the world’s best investigators and led by former Scotland Yard detective, Chief Peter Bleksley.
The stakes are high; if the fugitives can evade capture for 25 days they could win a share of £100,000. But they’re up against a formidable force as the hunters are equipped with search dogs, drones and helicopters.
Series two of Hunted consistently outperformed its 9:00pm slot average each week and for 16-34s this was by an average of +80% (up +121% for the launch episode).
Dom Bird, Head of Formats at Channel 4 said: “We very much look forward to building on the success of Hunted in new and exciting ways for series three. In an era of unparalleled scrutiny around both privacy and security, Hunted has become a thrilling and eye-opening game of cat and mouse, pitting determined fugitives against expert hunters. It’s already clear that this year both sides will have to raise their game as they battle it out to emerge triumphant.”
Tanya Shaw, Managing Director of Shine TV added: “We are thrilled to be making another series of Hunted for Channel 4. As well as being utterly gripping, the show has really captured the imagination of audiences around the world, especially the younger demographic, as it explores surveillance society in a really engaging yet thought provoking way.”
Hunted was commissioned by Channel 4’s Head of Formats, Dom Bird, Head of Documentaries Nick Mirsky and Documentaries commissioning editor Madonna Benjamin. The series is produced by Shine TV with executive producers Tim Whitwell, Matt Bennett and Jonathan Smith.