“Manhattan” (WGN) will premiere Sunday July 27, 2014 at 9/8 p.m. This is the second scripted TV series ordered by the cable network. The production has currently been filming its' 13 episodes throughout the state of New Mexico. Robert Baxter Casting just sent out a rush casting call for background extras that includes Native American performers. The show is set in 1943 & filming continues at Santa Fe on Jun 16.
According to the official WGN website. The synopsis of “Manhattan” is right here. “Set in Los Alamos, N.M., at the Manhattan Project during the race to build the world’s first atomic bomb, 'Manhattan' explores the cost of secrets and the corrosive effect they have on individuals, families and their relationships.”
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez announced last March that WGN will bring the “Manhattan” TV show to film in the state. She stated, “I’m excited that this series will highlight New Mexico’s celebrated history and our amazing, picturesque landscapes. I can’t wait to watch it.”
“Furthermore, the fact that they have chosen to film right here in New Mexico demonstrates that we remain competitive in recruiting films and TV series to our state.”
“Manhattan” will employ approximately 200 crew members & will utilize at least 3,000 actors, actresses, supporting players plus background extras throughout the state. Again, this includes Native American talent. The tax incentives will rise to 30% if & when a TV production films in the state for a longer period of time.
Nick Maniatis who is the director the “New Mexico Film Office” (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."