Manhattan Trailer: New Nuclear Drama Chronicles 'Biggest Secret in History'

Manhattan Season 1 Trailer Video

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.

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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. 

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