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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 NovaRush), Daniel Stern (Marv from Home Alone!), Rachel Brosnahan (Jolene from The BlacklistHouse 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?


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AIRED ON 12/15/2015

Season 2 : Episode 10

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1. i cant get the shift key to work here or the function key so capitalization and most punctuation isnt going to work for this so no grammar police please. 2. i do not go by trailers much because of the way they are constructed to either tell the whole story as the appetizer before you ever get to the meat of the matter or they dont tell enough of it to get a real feel for the whole thing. they need to learn better how to sell the sizzle without giving away the steak. 3. as an example of the kind of story that tells from the viewpoint of colonel paul tibbets who piloted the enola gay which carried the first bomb dropped of the two check out above and beyond which has recently been shown on turner classic movies as part of their memorial day tribute. it addresses these very issues and was made immediately following the release of the classified information involved in the research and development and the mission which followed as these circumstances affected his relationships with his wife and young family as well as his staff and crew and superiors during the time leading up to the first bomb drop. 4. as long as there are believable characters and storylines along with accurate portrayals of family and military dynamics without losing sight of the importance of accurate wardrobe and hairstyles and makeup as well as decor and other scenery that can be so terribly distracting when done wrong it should do very well. i am looking forward to seeing if it will come up to speed with the expectations of those of us who are familiar with what all those things should be. 5. the development and handling of the nuclear material was all done with terrifying amounts of ignorance at the time that watching these things in the light of hindsight is going to be difficult at best. and knowing the pandoras box they opened being so very clueless as to the effects on future civilizations will be hard to get past unless it is handled appropriately as well.
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They better have a character based on feynman.
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i really love WGN stepping up and making orignal shows.
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I like the way WGN is coming out of the gate, trying to emulate FX and AMC as opposed to network television even though they are a superstation.
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A modem day 'period' piece with nothing to offer. Should have got the writers from Spartacus to do this. The trailer was boring
No Thanks!!

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Looks like it might seriously blow. ;-$
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I'm in.
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Excited for this!
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Looks like a great show!!!!
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Oh, the "Nuclear. Family" tag made me laugh so hard! I'm giving it a go just for that!
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So sequentially-by-spy, it's; Turn & Manhattan & The Americans & 24 & Homeland? Hold on, there's more than a century's worth of untold spy stories right there in the 1800's!

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Im not sure, but of course I'll give it a go. Its just a bit dated, we already know what happened and how it changed the world. For me, the nuclear bomb isn't a great milestone in human evolution.
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Really? Please explain. To me it was not only a great milestone in human evolution but it was a godsend to those young soldiers in WW2. If saving around 300,000 American lives and 1 million Japanese lives (the cost of an invasion) isn't a great milestone I don't know what is!
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That looks like my kind of show.
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Now that looks fun. I had a great Uncle that was eventually revealed to have been on the project, I am still trying to get his notes from my aunt. I have read most of the books from people around this moment in history and they are fascinating people. Hopefully this will be done right. But if it is the same guy that did Masters of Sex than it will likely it will be.
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I only have one question: will Albert Einstein be in this show?
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Spoiler alert, Albert Einstein died in 1955. His family likely declined exhumation requests to have him appear in this series.
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I think they mean the character. Not the actual man.
I hope so, at least....
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Yeah, but it was a perfectly underhanded question just begging for a snarky answer. Still, I'm eager to see whom they might CAST as the CHARACTER Albert Einstein!
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Hopefully they don't force the bleakness and morally dilemma quite so much throughout the rest of the series.
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