A new trailer has been released for upcoming WGN America series “Manhattan”. The period drama, set in 1940s Los Alamos, New Mexico, follows a team of scientists as they work on creating the atomic bomb. Living in a middle class bubble, the crew begins to realize just how out of the usual this assignment is as they face their own personal struggles in the process.
The series, set for a season of 13 episodes, features an ensemble cast. John Benjamin Hickey (“The Big C”) stars as team leader Frank Winter with Olivia Williams, Daniel Stern, Ashley Zukerman, Rachel Brosnahan, and Harry Lloyd among others costarring. The trailer below boasts a season of intrigue and excitement as the characters question their role and purpose in such a momentous task. The featured tagline of “Nuclear. Family.” is an excellent play on words.
“Manhattan” is created by Sam Shaw (“Masters of Sex”) and will premiere July 27th on WGN America.