WATCH: WGN America Releases First Teaser for ‘Manhattan’
“In war, secrets save lives. At home, secrets destroy everything you love.” Well, that’s what the first and new teaser for WGN America’s ‘Manhattan’ is promising.
Starring John Benjamin Hickey (‘The Big C’), Daniel Stern (‘Home Alone’), Olivia Williams (‘Dollhouse,’ ‘The Sixth Sense,’ above), Ashley Zukerman (‘Rush’), Michael Chernus (‘Orange Is the New Black’) and Rachel Brosnahan (‘House of Cards,’ ‘The Blacklist’), this 13-episode scripted series revolves around the construction of the world’s first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
As shown in the trailer below, the clandestine mission follows the brilliant, but flawed, scientists and their families. It clearly states, “We all have to make sacrifices. This is yours,” which is exactly what the scientists are required to do with their loved ones, as it's a necessity to keep this project under wraps.
The video mainly features leading man Hickey, who stars as Frank Winter, a self-destructive professor commissioned to help lead the Manhattan project. We also see Williams, who plays Frank’s wife, Liza Winter, a botanist with a past. Brosnahan and Zukerman are also showcased quite a bit, who play a married couple. Zukerman’s character, Charlie Abrams, is described as an intelligent “numbers guy” with an IQ of 180.
‘Manhattan’ hails from writer Sam Shaw and director Thomas Schlamme, Skydance TV, Tribune Studios and Lionsgate TV.