By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol
8:57 PM CST, November 16, 2012
Here's an exclusive video preview for the latest episode of "Hunted," titled "Ambassadors" and airing at 9 p.m. CT on Cinemax.
In the episode, Sam (Melissa George) awakens in her hospital room to find a familiar face who promises to be an ally. He alludes to a connection from her past and refuses to give complete information, but divulges a secret that leads her to take action. Meanwhile, Aidan (Adam Rayner) is forced by Deacon (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and Rupert (Stephn Dillane) to take drastic measures in order to remain available to help Sam out.
The episode gives George another chance to show off her fighting chops, which she talked about in this interview.
Earlier this week Deadline reported that BBC One would not be renewing "Hunted" for a second season, and therefore was pulling out of its partnership with Cinemax on the show. I'm happy to report the show will be back on Cinemax for a second season, if not in the same format it is now.
Because the rights to the show are held by multiple parties, Cinemax can't continue "Hunted" as it is currently, but the network and creator Spotnitz can build a new show around the Sam Hunter character.
"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," said Kary Antholis, president of HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming. "We are very pleased with what 'Hunted' has done for Cinemax's brand and are very excited about what lies ahead."
From what I understand, the folks at Cinemax aren't happy that BBC One announced its decision before "Hunted" had completed its first season. But they are relieved to be done with the partnership, which apparently was creatively stifling.
We'll have to wait and see what "Hunted" becomes and which storylines and characters remain, but I'm confident Spotnitz will come up with something as clever as the first season has been.
"Ambassadors" was written by show creator by Frank Spotnitz and directed by Alrick Riley. It reairs at there times, all Central: Nov. 16 (10:30 p.m.), 17 (8 p.m., 10:30 p.m.), 18 (11 a.m.), 19 (10:30 p.m., 11:05 p.m.), 21 (7 p.m.), 24 (2:30 p.m.) and 28 (6 p.m.), and Dec. 5 (5 p.m.) and 12 (4 p.m.)
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