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MANHATTAN (WGN)
Premieres in July 2014 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (13 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from WGN America's press release, September 2013) WGN America has ordered the drama series "Manhattan" from Skydance Television, Tribune Studios and Lionsgate Television, the TV division of Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF). WGN America has ordered 13 episodes of the drama, written and created by Sam Shaw (Masters of Sex) who will serve as Executive Producer alongside EPs David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross. Emmy Award(R)- winning director Thomas Schlamme (The West Wing, Sports Night) is attached to direct and will also serve as Executive Producer under his Shoe Money Productions banner. "Manhattan" will begin production in New Mexico this winter for a Summer 2014 premiere. 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alexia Fast as Callie Winter
· Ashley Zukerman as Charlie Abrams
· Carole Weyers as Elodie
· Christopher Denham as Jim Meeks
· Daniel Stern as Glen Babbit
· David Harbour as Reed Akley
· Harry Lloyd as Paul Crosley
· John Benjamin Hickey as Frank Winter
· Katja Herbers as Helen Price
· Michael Chernus as Louis "Fritz" Fedowitz
· Olivia Williams as Liza Winter
· Rachel Brosnahan as Abby Abrams
CREW INFORMATION:
· Dana Goldberg as EP
· David Ellison as EP
· Marcy Ross as EP
· Sam Shaw as CRTR/EP
· Thomas Schlamme as EP/DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Lionsgate Television
· Shoe Money Productions
· Skydance Television
· Tribune Studios