Published On: Sun, Jul 13th, 2014

‘Manhattan’ impressive press kit focuses on secrets, first two episodes

Time piece dramas like Mob City or Carnivale punched the audience with immediate and dramatic plot twists. WGN America’s new original series Manhattan took the press by storm with their impressive press kit taking them on a journey into the Manhattan Project.

atomic bomb cloud Manhattan posterAfter screening the first two episodes on Saturday, press can surely encourage fans to watch the show for an incredible presentation of engaging characters and a brief look at the world of secrecy surrounding the race to create the first atomic bomb.

The “pie box” arrived from Los Alamos, but inside was the metal ammo box and “Top Secret” details about the show, much of which was redacted like other CIA or FBI documents. Sure there was a t-shirt, information on the cast and creators, but it was the first two episodes that everyone will want to see.

Episode One: You Always Hurt the One You Love

The introduction to a ton of characters. Frank Winter (John Benjamin Hickey) leads his team of physicists in a new direction while competing with the more popular team who has added a new hotshot expect, Charlie Isaacs played by Ashley Zukerman. Frank’s wife, played by Olivia Williams, a scientist herself, deals with a distant and stressed Frank while trying to raise their difficult teen played by Jack Reacher star Alexia Fast.

There are a ton of players and the beginnings of interesting storylines. Daniel Stern may be Frank’s only supporter while most despise his brash attitude and dismiss his theories.

Episode Two: The Prisoner’s Dilemma

Fans must press beyond the introduction of episode one and get through this episode before passing any judgment on Manhattan. Here is where the gravity of making the bomb and the tension among the scientists and military becomes real. There are a ton of great performances culminating with a great ending.

Full reviews to follow prior to airing.

WGN America’s Manhattan premieres SUNDAY, JULY 27 (9:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. CT)

Not all of the episodes’ names have been released, but here’s the next few:

Ep. 3: The Hive

Ep. 4: Last Reasoning of Kings

Ep. 5: A New Approach to Nuclear Cosmology

Ep. 6: Acceptable Limits: Part One

Manhattan is certainly one to watch for the performance and some of the historic insight.

Check out the full trailer HERE

Atomic bomb in ground of city WGN Manhattan poster

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