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Published On: Tue, Oct 14th, 2014

WGN approves ‘Manhattan’ season 2 ahead of season 1 finale

WGN America gave a boost to their World War II drama, Manhattan, renewing the series for a second series. Following the development of the atomic bomb, the scientists gathered by the government and the race against Nazi Germany, Manhattan takes audiences on an amazing journey through a little known time in American history. Now fans will get more.

Tell Nobobdy secrets Manhattan WGN posterFrom the press release: “WGN America has ordered a second season of its critically acclaimed original drama “Manhattan,” it was announced today by Matt Cherniss, President and General Manager, WGN America and Tribune Studios.  Among television’s most widely praised new series of the year, “Manhattan” is scheduled for its season one finale on SUNDAY, October 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET/9:00 p.m. CT on WGN America.  Created and written by Sam Shaw, directed by Emmy Award®-winning director Thomas Schlamme and produced by Lionsgate Television, Skydance Television and Tribune Studios, the second season of “Manhattan” will begin production next Spring for a 2015 debut.  

“’Manhattan’ represents the kind of high-quality original series we aim to deliver at WGN America, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the show’s widespread critical acclaim and its loyal audience,” said Cherniss. 

“Sam, Tommy and the talented cast and creative team have so brilliantly brought to life the world of the Manhattan Project and we can’t wait to see what secrets and surprises await us in season two.” 

“We’re so thrilled to get to continue telling this extraordinary American origin story with our incredible family of writers, actors, directors and crew – and to be doing it on WGN America, which has always supported our creative vision,” said Shaw and Schlamme.

“Manhattan” stars Emmy®-nominated actor John Benjamin Hickey (“The Big C,” “The Good Wife”) as Frank Winter; Olivia Williams (“Rushmore,” “The Ghost Writer”) as Liza Winter; Daniel Stern (“Home Alone,” “Home Alone 2”) as Glen Babbit; Ashley Zukerman (“Rush”) as Charlie Isaacs; Rachel Brosnahan (“House of Cards”) as Abby Isaacs; Katja Herbers (“De Storm”) as Helen Prins; Alexia Fast (“Jack Reacher”) as Callie Winter; Christopher Denham (“Argo,” “Shutter Island”) as Jim Meeks; Harry Lloyd (“Game of Thrones”) as Paul Crosley; Michael Chernus (“The Big C,” “Orange Is The New Black”) as Louis “Fritz” Fedowitz; and Eddie Shin (“Men of a Certain Age”) as Sid Liao.

Check out our exlusive interviews:

Ashley Zukerman previews his role as Charlie, prepping for the role and more

Creator Sam Shaw talks about “Manhattan,” researching for the project, how it changed and discusses the cast

“Manhattan” airs SUNDAYS, (10:00 P.M. ET/ 9:00 P.M. CT) on WGN America.

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