In an interview with Assignment X, the creator spoke about the series, and he revealed what the basic premise of season two is in case the show is cancelled.
The series focuses on the Manhattan Project and that time in our history. However, the characters on the series are mostly fictional with some familiar names from that period of time woven in.
“We spent the whole season last season writing about the human cost of a very destructive witch hunt for imaginary spies. There were a lot of people who were painted with the brush of espionage, and characters who were called traitors who weren’t, and there was a lot of human wreckage. By the end of the season, we finally reveal that one of our characters is a legitimate spy, and so this season, we tell his story, although I hope that we succeeded in telling the story in a way that will upend some of the conventions of spy stories. The truth is, there were real spies at Los Alamos, and their motives were really fascinating and complicated.”
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