NBC News has set an airdate this month for “The Wanted,” its hour-long docu-series that follows the hunt for international terrorists.
“The Wanted” will air at 10 p.m. on two consecutive Mondays, July 20 and July 27, with more episodes to potentially follow.
Show will center on an elite team with intelligence, unconventional warfare and investigative journalism backgrounds as they hunt suspects such as Mullah Krekar, the founder of terrorist organization Ansar Al Islam.
Krekar is the focus of the July 20 episode, while the team will track Mamoun Darkazanli — “Bin Laden’s financier” — in the July 27 seg.
The terrorist trackers include counter-terrorism expert Roger Carstens; former Navy Seal Scott Tyler; former U.S. intelligence official David Crane; and Emmy-winning journo Adam Ciralsky.
Ciralsky exec produces “The Wanted” with Charlie Ebersol.
“We hope this program sheds light on an overlooked story,” said NBC News exec producer David Corvo. “It is surprising how many people with serious accusations against them are living openly and avoiding any sort of judicial process.”
Crane said he hoped the series would “start a national conversation” about war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and international terrorism, as well as “the indifference and political cynicism that hampers international criminal law.”