WGN America Sets Premiere for Second Original Scripted Series

May 16, 2014  •  Post A Comment

WGN America will debut “Manhattan,” its second original scripted series, July 27, reports Variety. The drama was created and written by Sam Shaw of “Masters of Sex,” and is directed by Emmy winner Thomas Schlamme, the piece notes.

The project looks at the behind-the-scenes workings of creating the first atomic bomb. It stars John Benjamin Hickey as Frank Winter and Olivia Williams as his wife, Liza, with Frank working with a team of scientists on the Manhattan Project in the 1940s.

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