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Published On: Mon, Apr 20th, 2015

Mamie Gummer and ‘CSI’ star William Petersen cast in WGN’s ‘Manhattan’ season 2

William Petersen, the long time star of CSI, is returning to television with a series regular role on the second season of the WGN America drama series Manhattan. The Good Wife star Mamie Gummer is also headed to “The Hill,” for a role in the popular drama.

Petersen will play Col. Emmett Darrow, an enigmatic new ranking military officer at Los Alamos, who is deeply religious and patriotic, believing he’s been “called by God to usher in the atomic future and to spread American values across the globe.”

Gummer will act as a liaison to Jim Meeks (played by Christopher Denham), whom audiences have now learned to be a Soviet informer.

atomic bomb cloud Manhattan posterCreated and written by Sam Shaw and directed by Thomas Schlamme, Manhattan is set against the backdrop of the mission to build the world’s first atomic bomb and follows the brilliant but flawed scientists and their families in Los Alamos.

This marks Petersen’s first TV role since leaving the mothership CSI series in 2009 after 10 seasons. He joins returning Manhattan cast members John Benjamin Hickey, Olivia Williams, Daniel Stern, Ashley Zukerman, Rachel Brosnahan, Katja Herbers, Alexia Fast, Denham, Harry Lloyd and Michael Chernus.

Produced by Lionsgate Television, Skydance Television and Tribune Studios, Manhattan will begin production on its second season in April in New Mexico for a 2015 debut on WGN America.

Atomic bomb in ground of city WGN Manhattan poster

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