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Manhattan Series Premiere Preview: “You Always Hurt the One You Love” [VIDEO and PHOTOS] 


Warning: Spoilers Ahead

Manhattan is WGN America’s second foray into original programming. We loved their first series, Salem, and while this a very different topic, we knew we wanted to give the series a try as well. There’s a lot we don’t know about the making of the atomic bomb, but more than that we’re interested in the dynamics of these families that had to relocate to the desert to work on this top-secret project. And we hope the military angle infuses the story with a good, old-fashioned conspiracy thriller angle. We’ll take that any day of the week.

Series synopsis, from WGN America:

Set against the backdrop of the greatest clandestine race against time in the history of science – the mission to build the world’s first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico – Manhattan follows the brilliant but flawed scientists and their families as they attempt to co-exist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives. Frank Winter and his team of scientists have been recruited to work on a project even they could know nothing about until their arrival. Once inside “The Hill,” a middle-class bubble on a dusty foothill in the New Mexico desert, they begin to sense that this is no ordinary assignment. In fact, they are living in a town with the world’s highest concentration of geniuses, yet it can’t be found on any map – a place where men and women are torn between duty and their moral values, husbands and wives conceal the truth from each other and their families, the military keeps secrets from the scientists they chaperone and the scientists keep secrets from each other. Manhattan depicts the wonder, danger and deceit that shadowed the first “nuclear” families.

Manhattan premieres Sunday, July 27th at 10/9c on WGN America.


Extended Trailer:

First Look:


All photos courtesy of WGN America.

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