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Deadline and TV Wise are reporting that Cinemax is in talks with Hunted series creator Frank Spotnitz about continuing the story of Sam Hunter, after BBC One announced this week that it would not be renewing the spy drama.

Hunted, which has earned some of the highest reviews for a Cinemax show, was down in the ratings for BBC One after it was unable to hold its own against ITV1's season finale of DCI Banks and a network premiere of The Inbetweeners Movie (though Hunted was up in ratings the week before). BBC One announced it would not be renewing the series, and it appears Cinemax is stepping in. Hunted has done well for Cinemax in the U.S. and Cinemax's promotion of the show has seen the fan following for Hunted increase in recent weeks.

We've been following the production of Hunted since the series was first envisioned, and if you have not yet seen this exciting and suspenseful spy drama, you are missing out on one of the best new shows on television.

Head over to Deadline and to TV Wise for much more on this developing turn of events.