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Hunted is a reality competition adaptation of the British series of the same name where participants are challenged to go on the run as some of the world's most highly-skilled investigators and trackers pursue them in a nationwide manhunt.
The series challenges ordinary people to go on the run as fugitives and evade capture by an elite team of investigators pursuing them as it follows nine teams of two in a real-life manhunt as they attempt the nearly impossible task of disappearing in today's vast digital world, as highly-skilled investigators combine state-of-the-art tracking methods with traditional tactics to pursue and catch them. For searching their targets' homes and scouring their internet and cell phone histories, to identifying behavioral patterns, Hunters in the field and Command Center investigators work together to identify clues to potential hiding places and collaborators that can ultimately lead to capture. Will the anxiety of being fugitives on the run cause teams to make a critical error, or will they be able to stay off the grid long enough to avoid being found within 100,000 square miles of the southeastern United States? A grand prize of $250,000 will be awarded to each team that successfully evades being caught for up to 28 days.
The series premiered immediately following the NFL's AFC Championship game as it then moves to its regular Wednesday night timeslot on January 25, 2017.
The original version of Hunted airs on Channel 4 since 10 September (September 10), 2015. Additionally, its spinoff called Celebrity Hunted airs on the same network since 10 October (October 10), 2017.