New ITV drama Manhunt is based on the memoirs of former London Metropolitan police detective DCI Colin Sutton. Acclaimed actor Martin Clunes takes the role of former DCI Sutton who determinedly and tenaciously pursued serial killer Levi Bellfield. The new drama is written by Ed Whitmore (Silent Witness, Rillington Place, Strike Back) and produced by Buffalo Pictures. Manhunt is the real-life story of how the murder of French National, Amelie Delagrange, on Twickenham Green in August 2004 was eventually linked to the murders of Marsha McDonnell in 2003 and the abduction and murder of Milly Dowler as she travelled home from school in 2002.
The three-part detective drama is set to begin on Sunday 6th January 2019 at 9pm on ITV. ITV has also confirmed that the series will air nightly, with episode two on Monday 7th January 2019 and episode three on Tuesday 8th January 2019.