True crime remains in vogue, and there may be no subject more topical than domestic terrorism. Discovery’s new miniseries Manhunt: Unabomber will bring us both, as Avengers star Paul Bettany plays the infamous bomber in a first trailer.

Now set for an August 1 premiere, the eight-episode Manifesto will feature Avatar alum Sam Worthington as FBI agent Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald. Bettany plays the title character of Theodore “Ted” Kaczynski, while other cast includes Jane Lynch as Janet Reno, Chris Noth, Mark Duplass, Brian d’Arcy James, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Elizabeth Reaser and more.

So reads the synopsis:

Discovery’s highly anticipated new scripted series MANHUNT: UNABOMBER tells the story of how the FBI tracked down notorious Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, told from the point of view of the FBI profiler in charge of the manhunt. FBI agent Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald was one of the most decorated profilers in the history of the Bureau and his radical new approach to intelligence gathering ultimately brought down the Unabomber.

 

The series is written and executive produced by Andrew Sodroski under showrunner Greg Yaitanes, while the real Jim Fitzgerald will also serve as consulting producer. Check out the trailer above, and stay tuned.