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New Apple TV+ series details desperate hunt for assassin John Wilkes Booth

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“Manhunt” is created by writer/producer Monica Beletsky and stars Tobias Menzies.
“Manhunt” is created by writer/producer Monica Beletsky and stars Tobias Menzies.
Photo: Apple TV+

Many people know John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., in 1865. But not everyone knows a desperate, 12-day chase ensued to capture the killer. Apple TV+ said Wednesday it ordered a limited series called Manhunt — part true crime, part historical fiction — to tell that tale.