Manhattan

manhattan02Network: WGN
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: July 27, 2014 — TBD
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: John Benjamin Hickey, Olivia Williams, Alexia Fast, Ashley Zukerman, Rachel Brosnahan, Daniel Stern, Katja Herbers, Christopher Denham, Harry Lloyd, Michael Chernus, Eddie Shin, Daniel London, and Mark Moses.

TV show description:      
A period drama, this show is set in 1943 in the secret town of Los Alamos, New Mexico. Hidden away by the federal government, scientists live there with their families while they work to build the world’s first atomic bomb.

Frank Winter (John Benjamin Hickey) is the lead scientist on the Manhattan Project and is brilliant, kinetic, and self-destructive. He’s a man who believes that scientific work is what matters most.

If it weren’t for his wife, botanist Liza Winter (Olivia Williams), he would have become a recluse years ago. Now that military secrecy has severed the lifeline of communication with Liza, Frank is a man who is very much alone.

Cut off from her husband, Liza is snubbed by the housewives (who think of her as a scientist) and shunned by the scientists (who think of her as a wife). Callie (Alexia Fast) is their rebellious teenage daughter who’s become frustrated with small town life.

The newest member of the team is Charlie Isaacs (Ashley Zukerman), a young man who’s know for both his love of numbers and his conscience. He distinguished himself as one of the rarest talents that the physics department at Harvard had ever seen. While in college, he also fell in love and married a Jewish girl named Abby (Rachel Brosnahan). She’s now a housewife and the pair share few interests other than their young son and Abby finds it difficult to fit in with her new community.

Frank Winter’s former mentor is Glen Babbit (Daniel Stern) and it seems like he’s always helped keep Frank out of trouble. It was Babbit who asked Frank to join a secret military project in the New Mexico desert.

Other scientists include Helen Prins (Katja Herbers), Jim Meeks (Christopher Denham), Paul Crosley (Harry Lloyd), Louis “Fritz” Fedowitz (Michael Chernus), and Sid Liao (Eddie Shin).

Series Finale:     
Episode #TBD
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: TBD

  

What do you think? Do you like the Manhattan TV show? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?

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  1. Morgan says

    It seems like you jut get hooked on a show and it gets canceled. Makes one not want to watch some station offerings. I hope Manhattan can get past this and continue.

  2. Dan says

    This is a wonderfully insightful show about what was a complex set of events and relationships in the Manhattan Project. For the sake of quality entertainment, please do renew this show!!

  3. says

    Love this show, it is about history, but tells the story with the lives of the people involved as an important part of the story. Hope it will be on for a few more seasons at least, depending on how fast they tell the story.

  4. Ann says

    Please keep it-I was born in Oak Ridge, TN in 1946 and can’t wait to see if you move the story there-that’s where the story continued and it should be told. My Dad worked at both K-25 and Y-12. The story continues even today!

        • gnomonklater says

          Don’t remember where I saw the claim that Season Two was coming in October, but I trusted it as reliable. I think I had also read elsewhere that it was confirmed the show had been renewed. And besides, obviously too many people loved this show for them to not renew it, right? We’ll all just have to wait and see. : )

  5. Kathy says

    Please bring back this series. The storyline both scientific & personal are very intriging, complex & just a damn good show. The airwaves need good quality shows like this.

  6. Eileen says

    Fabulous acting. Love this program. Does anyone out there know when Season 2 will begin? Can’t wait to see what happens next.

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