Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

The A&E Network is getting ready to turn up the heat this July with a new original docu-series titled “Akil the Fugitive Hunter.” The 10-episode program combines live-action and animation to chronicle the journey of modern-day superhero—Akil Muhammad—as he tracks and captures some of the most elusive criminals in Los Angeles in order to keep his community safe. The show is narrated by actor and activist Wood Harris (“The Wire”), along with animation by Carl Jones (“Black Dynamite”) and original music from multiplatinum singer and executive music producer Ty Dolla $ign.

“This series offers a fresh take on true crime storytelling through the lens of a real-life hero working to make his community safer and offering hope for future generations,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President & Head of Programming for A&E. “With the incorporation of contemporary animation and Wood’s poetic narration, this gripping series takes a unique and timely approach to a genre capturing the attention of viewers more than ever before.”

Growing up in South Central Los Angeles, Akil saw thugs and gangsters committing crimes with impunity. On the verge of entering into the criminal world himself, he chose to take a different path after losing his best friend to gang violence and vowed to do everything in his power to rid his neighborhood of those doing harm. Today, Akil has become one of the most successful bounty hunters in California, yet he remains true to his original mission: fighting to keep his community safe from gangsters, murderers, rapists and those who seek to hurt innocent people.

“Akil the Fugitive Hunter” premieres Thursday, July 13 at 10 PM ET/PT with back-to-back episodes on A&E Network.

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