WGN America’s acclaimed series “Manhattan” is returning for its second season in October. In anticipation, the season’s first teaser was released today.
The series, created by Sam Shaw and directed by Emmy Award winner Thomas Schlamme, stars John Benjamin Hickey (“The Good Wife”) as scientist Frank Winter, who must deal with the moral and physical consequences of helping make the first atomic bomb.
The official synopsis reads: “The series follows the tangled lives of the residents of Los Alamos, New Mexico, as they race to detonate the first nuclear bomb in history. Locked away in the world’s most secretive city, the scientists and their families surrender their freedoms, compromise their marriages, and even sacrifice their sanity to end one bloody war and usher in another — the Cold War waiting just over the atomic horizon — all while foreign spies and a climate of paranoia threaten to destroy the project from within.”
Watch the trailer above. “Manhattan” Season 2 returns this summer.