Manhattan: Premiere Screening, Panel, and Reception
6:00 PM Reception; 7:00 pm Program PT
The Paley Center for Media presents a special evening with the cast and creative team of WGN America’s second original series, Manhattan. Created and written by Sam Shaw (Masters of Sex) and directed by Emmy Award–winner Thomas Schlamme (The West Wing), Manhattan, is a one-hour drama set against the backdrop of the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos that follows the brilliant but clandestine scientists and their families as they attempt to coexist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives.
Fueled by mystery and suspense, Manhattan is set in the 1940s in a town whose very existence is classified. Frank Winter (John Benjamin Hickey) and his team have been recruited to work on a project the details of which they know nothing about. Upon their arrival at “The Hill,” a middle-class bubble on a dusty foothill in the New Mexico desert, they begin to sense that this is no ordinary assignment. Manhattan depicts the wonder, danger and deceit that shadowed the first “nuclear” families. The series premieres on WGN America on Sunday, July 27.
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Sam Shaw, Creator/Writer/Executive Producer
Thomas Schlamme, Director/Executive Producer
John Benjamin Hickey, “Frank Winter”
Olivia Williams, “Liza Winter”
Daniel Stern, “Glen Babbit”
Ashley Zukerman, “Charlie Isaacs”
Rachel Brosnahan, “Abby Isaacs”
Moderator: The Honorable Bill Richardson, Former Governor of New Mexico, 2003-2011