“Manhattan” (WGN) will premiere on Sunday July 27, 2014 at 9/8 p.m. The cable network ordered 13 episodes surrounding scientists who build the first atomic bomb in 1940's era Los Alamos, N.M. The new TV drama will also premiere on 33 other Tribune stations across the U.S. Six major markets include, WPIX in New York, KTLA in Los Angeles, WGN in Chicago, WPHL in Philadelphia & WDCW in Washington, DC.
According to the Internet Movie database (IMDB) the short 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.”
It has been reported by the entertainment blog “Deadline Hollywood” that a TV special about the atomic bomb aired on July 4th. It was called, “The Manhattan Project: Beyond The Bomb” which will run in later broadcasts on the 33 Tribune TV stations.
The “New Mexico Film Office” (NMFO) sent out a press release last Spring announcing that the filming of “Manhattan” would be at Santa Fe, N.M. The entire production would film on state land acquired by the City of Santa Fe. The new TV show would also employ 200 local crew members & hire more than 3,000 actors, background extras which includes Native Americans.
Nick Maniatis who is the director of NMFO says, “We are extremely pleased to welcome the producers of ‘Manhattan’ to New Mexico. - With them, they bring a story that touches on our state and nation’s history, and we look forward to providing them with top notch crew, facilities, and vendors to aid in the telling of their story.”
Below is a list of social media websites to get more information on the “Manhattan” TV series. You can also visit the official website on the WGN for 6 sneak peak videos.