WGN America will drop a bomb on viewers when the historical drama Manhattan premieres in July — and we’ve got your first glimpse at the network’s newest scripted series.
Set in Los Alamos, N.M., in the 1940s, the period series follows the Manhattan Project — aka the mission to build the world’s first atomic bomb.
John Benjamin Hickey (The Big C) stars as Frank Winter, head of a scientific team recruited to work in secret to develop a weapon of unparalleled power.
The ensemble cast also includes Olivia Williams (Dollhouse), Daniel Stern (Home Alone), Michael Chernus (Orange Is the New Black), Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards) and Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones); Sam Shaw (Masters of Sex) created and wrote the project.
Manhattan will bow on WGN America on Sunday, July 27, at 9/8c. Press PLAY on the video below to get a sneak peek.