The story of the first American political assassination is told in this excellent new series soon to be premiering on Apple TV+. After his victory over the confederate states in 1865, president Abraham Lindon became the target of one of the most shocking events in the history of the United States. Manhunt tells the story of Lincoln assassination and the mobilisation to catch his killer.

We recently spoke to Masters of the Air star Anthony Boyd about portraying the president’s killer, the infamous John Wilkes Booth. 

Meanwhile comedy legend Patton Oswalt chats to us about play real life detective Lafayette Baker, the man charged with pursuing Booth and his fellow conspirators.

Elsewhere, Hamish Linklater, of Midnight Mass fame, talks about portraying the slain president. For her part Orange is the New Black alum Love Simone speaks about the importance of representing the black experience through the retelling of the shocking episode in her country’s history.