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Ambitious young scientists are at the center of WGN America’s second scripted series, “Manhattan,” set in the deserts of New Mexico where a top-secret compound held the nation’s top scientific minds as they set about building a nuclear bomb in a race, presumably, against enemy nations who are doing much the same. The historical drama follows the scientists as they move their unknowing families into the desert and then are unable to even tell them what they’re doing there. Part spy thriller, part interpersonal drama, the show nevertheless feels aRead More
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The first photo featuring an ensemble cast for WGN America’s upcoming period drama “Manhattan” has been released. The title “Manhattan” refers to the real life Manhattan Project of World War II and follows the scientists who gathered to develop an atomic bomb before the enemy. Set in the remote desert of Los Alamos, New Mexico during the 1940s, “Manhattan” promises to be a tale of secrets, both big and small. The series, created by writer Sam Shaw (“Masters of Sex”), features John Benjamin Hickey (“The Big C”) as project leaderRead More
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As WGN prepares to launch their first scripted show, the supernatural witch drama “Salem,” this Sunday night, they’ve also premiered the first stylized promo for their sophomore effort, the historical drama “Manhattan.” The show has been ordered for a 13 episode season, and is set in the 1940s, following the scientists tasked with making the world’s first atomic bomb. “House of Cards” star Brosnahan will play the wife of one of the scientists (Ashley Zukerman), while John Benjamin Hickey, Daniel Stern and Olivia Williams round out the cast. “Manhattan” isRead More