Based on the true story of the greatest mafia hunter of all time: WALTER PRESENTS: THE HUNTER (Il cacciatore) is back for a second season and he has unfinished business.
A reminder of the premise of the series as a whole for those who may not have seen the first season yet. It’s 1993 Italy and the mafia are at war as rival families fight for control of Palermo’s streets, causing bloodshed of the innocent. After years of street-level arrests, young and ambitious provincial prosecutor Saverio Barone finds the guts to stand up for what’s right, starting with turning in his own boss. This leads to bitterness amongst his colleagues, however the chief of Palermo’s Antimafia Pool takes notice and appoints Barone to his unit.
Season 2 details – which may contain season 1 spoilers below the trailer which is also for season 1 :
Life is getting back on track for top mafia prosecutor Saverio Barone – he has finally settled down and is about to marry Giada. But on the day of the wedding, mafiosi boss Bagarella’s driver decides to spill the beans; Saverio now knows the location of top dog Giovanni Brusca’s hideout. Not able to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Saverio and the police organise a raid on Brusca’s villa. However, they must take more care than usual as one mistake could cost the young boy Giuseppe Di Matteo, held captive by Brusca, his life. Thus begins a dangerous cat-and-mouse chase that Saverio is willing to risk everything to win…
Lead actor Francesco Montanari won Best Performance at Cannes International Series Festival for his role as Saverio Barone. The Hunter also won Best Crime Series at the Golden Umbrella TV Awards.
Season 2 (8 episodes) is available on Walter Presents via All 4 from Friday, 15th April. The first episode premieres on Channel 4 on Sunday, 17th April at 11:00PM.