In a statement, Lionsgate Television Group chairman Kevin Beggs also praised everyone involved in the series. “Sam Shaw and Tommy Schlamme gave us a tremendously powerful television series chronicling the lives of those immersed in the race to build an atomic bomb in the dog days of World War II,” he said. “Their masterful depictions of small victories, devastating betrayals, and the high price of freedom will never be forgotten — just as the monstrous power wrought by splitting the atom indelibly scarred our world forever. We are thankful to our partners at Skydance, WGN America, Tribune Entertainment, and Hulu for making the series possible and to our many fans in the U.S. and across the globe for watching along with us.”

Hulu was Manhattan’s streaming home, nabbing the SVOD rights to the series at the time of its WGNA premiere in summer 2014.

“It has been an honor to work with the exceptionally talented creative team of Manhattan, led by Tommy Schlamme, Sam Shaw and our partners at Lionsgate, WGN, Tribune and Hulu,” said Skydance Television president Marcy Ross. “Thank you to the fans of Manhattan across the globe who have supported the critically acclaimed series over the last two years.”

Manhattan was WGN America’s second original drama series after breakout Salem.The network’s third drama entry, Outsiders, is off to a promising start and looks good for a second-season renewal.

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