“Manhattan,” the WGN America drama surrounding the creation of the atomic bomb, will return for a second season in October, the network announced Wednesday.
In addition, WGN America released the first photos from the second season, which explores the events leading up to one of the most defining moments in history: the Trinity test, marking the first detonation of an atomic weapon, which took place on July 16, 1945 — 70 years ago this Thursday.
The new season of “Manhattan” will once again take viewers inside the world’s most secretive city where, locked away, the scientists and their families surrender their freedoms, compromise their marriages, and even sacrifice their sanity to end one war and usher in another, all while embedded spies and a climate of paranoia threaten to destroy the project from within.
“Manhattan” stars Emmy-nominated actor John Benjamin Hickey (“The Big C,” “The Good Wife”), Olivia Williams (“Rushmore,” “The Ghost Writer”), Golden Globe-nominated actor William Petersen (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”), Ashley Zukerman (“Rush”) and Rachel Brosnahan (“House of Cards,” “The Dovekeepers”).
Filmed on location in Santa Fe, New Mexico, “Manhattan” is produced by Lionsgate Television, Skydance Television and Tribune Studios.
The series is executive produced by Sam Shaw, Thomas Schlamme, Dustin Thomason, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross.
“Manhattan” returns October 13 at 9pm/8c.