Anthony Boyle and Lovie Simone are set as leads alongside Tobias Menzies in “Manhunt,” Apple TV+’s upcoming limited series about the President Lincoln’s assassination, reports Deadline.
Tobias Menzies plays Edwin Stanton, Lincoln’s War Secretary and friend, who was driven nearly to madness by the need to catch Booth and to carry out Lincoln’s legacy. Boyle plays John Wilkes Booth. Simone plays a former slave of the doctor who treated assassin Booth’s injury and gave him safe harbor after his crime.
Here’s how the limit series is described: 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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