With WGN America's first original scripted series—the Shane West-fronted witch drama Salem—set to debut this weekend, the network is already looking ahead to its next project, Manhattan. Due to premiere this summer with a 13-episode first season, Manhattan gets its name from the storied Manhattan Project (a.k.a. the U.S. government's efforts to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico during World War II) and "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." Created and written by Masters of Sex scribe Sam Shaw, the period piece boasts a promising cast that includes John Benjamin Hickey (The Big C, The Good Wife), Olivia Williams (Dollhouse), Ashley Zukerman (Terra Nova, Rush), Daniel Stern (Marv from Home Alone!), Rachel Brosnahan (Jolene from The Blacklist, House of Cards), and more. Here's the first trailer:
So like, The Americans but in the 1940s? Whaddaya think? Does Manhattan look good to you?