The new hunt for the fugitives is set to begin as Hunted returns with a brand-new season on Monday, 17 July at 7:30 pm on 10 and 10 Play.
In the real-life game of cat and mouse, 10 teams of ordinary Australians will go on the run from a team of expert hunters. The fugitives must evade capture for 21 days as some of the country’s top experts work to track their every move.
As the fugitives go on the run in Victoria, those who manage to outsmart the hunters and make it to a final extraction point will win a share of the $100,000 prize money.
10 has also revealed the two new pairs of fugitives who will work to outsmart the hunters.
Taylah and Glenn hail from Queensland. She’s a professional boxer, and he is ex-military, branding them public enemy number one to the team if highly trained hunters.
Meanwhile, Ben and Callum from Victoria are self-proclaimed geeks with an army of Dungeons & Dragons adventurers ready for action.
Many HQ Hunters from season one will return, including Hunted Chief Dr. David Craig, Deputy Intelligence Ben Owen, Deputy Operations Reece Dewar, Lead Investigator Graeme Simpfendorfer, Lead Cyber Jason Edelstein, Forensic Psychologist Dr Karla Lopez, Open-Source Intel Carter Smith and Steph Jensen, Digital Forensics Jay Banerji, and Ethical Hacker Vicki Grouious.
Season two will also see the addition of a new hunter, Senior Principal Analyst Leigha Fraser.
HQ Hunters will be supported by five Ground Hunter teams on the road tracking every move.
In the first season of Hunted, fugitives Robert and Stathi did the improbable and reached the beach that had been named as the extraction point.
First to arrive at extraction was Robert, who boarded the helicopter, elated. Stathi made a run for it across the sand as Team Bravo hit the beach at the same time. It was a neck and neck foot race to the chopper, but Stathi managed to evade capture just in time, with the helicopter taking off with the inaugural winners of Hunted Australia aboard.
Hunted is produced for Network 10 by Endemol Shine Australia, a Banijay Company.
Hunted premieres Monday, July 17 at 7:30 pm on 10 and 10 Play.