The WGN cable TV network has ordered 13 episodes of a TV drama called, “Manhattan.” It is titled after the real Manhattan Project which was the creation of the first atomic bomb at Los Alamos, N.M. This is the second scripted program from the network. The first was “Salem” which is a horror drama surrounding the infamous witch trials. “Mahattan” has already begun filming in the state of New Mexico. It will premiere on Sunday July 17, 2014 at 10/9 p.m. (WGN).
Robert Baxter Casting had sought Native Americans as background extras on “Manhattan.” He needed Native males between the ages of 20-30 with short hair to be in a photo shoot on Tuesday May 20. – Baxter also seeks a Native American couple 50 years old to shoot on Thursday May 22, 2014. Please send a photo of yourself along with your age & phone number to:
According to the official website of the “internet movie database” (IMDB). The synopsis of “Manhattan” is right here. “Set against the backdrop of the greatest clandestine race against time in the history of science with the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Flawed scientists and their families attempt to co-exist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives.”
The New Mexico Governor, Susana Martinez recently toured the TV set of “Manhattan” built on the campus of the “Santa Fe University of Art & Design” in Santa Fe. Filming of the TV show will take place at Santa Fe & Rio Rancho. 200 local crew members have been hired & the new TV drama will employ at least 3,000 local talent from the state.
“Manhattan” is one of several TV shows coming to New Mexico to film because of the tax incentives. The TV productions that film in the state for more than 6 episodes will receive a 30% incentive. That means longer employment opportunities for TV crew & acting talent.