In 1943, in Los Alamos, New Mexico, a team of government scientists is working on the top secret Manhattan Project in a race to produce an atomic bomb before the Nazis. Meanwhile, their families adjust to a life on the military base.


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Series cast summary:
Rachel Brosnahan ...  Abby Isaacs 23 episodes, 2014-2015
Michael Chernus ...  Louis 'Fritz' Fedowitz 23 episodes, 2014-2015
Christopher Denham ...  Jim Meeks 23 episodes, 2014-2015
Katja Herbers ...  Helen Prins 23 episodes, 2014-2015
John Benjamin Hickey ...  Frank Winter 23 episodes, 2014-2015
Harry Lloyd ...  Paul Crosley 23 episodes, 2014-2015
Olivia Williams ...  Liza Winter 23 episodes, 2014-2015
Ashley Zukerman ...  Charlie Isaacs 23 episodes, 2014-2015
Dylan B. Warren Dylan B. Warren ...  Military Police 19 episodes, 2014-2015
Alan Humphrey Alan Humphrey ...  American Military 10 episodes, 2014-2015
Daniel Stern ...  Glen Babbit 15 episodes, 2014-2015
Alexia Fast ...  Callie Winter 14 episodes, 2014-2015
Derek Blakeney Derek Blakeney ...  Military Driver / ... 11 episodes, 2014-2015
Steve Larese Steve Larese ...  Scientist 11 episodes, 2014-2015
Waylon Brady Waylon Brady 10 episodes, 2014
Stafford Douglas ...  Thatcher 11 episodes, 2014-2015
David Harbour ...  Reed Akley 10 episodes, 2014
William Petersen ...  Col. Emmett Darrow 9 episodes, 2015
Ben Hall Ben Hall ...  Joey Isaacs 10 episodes, 2014-2015
Miles Hall Miles Hall ...  Joey Isaacs 10 episodes, 2014-2015
Lauren Chavez-Myers ...  Jeannie 10 episodes, 2014-2015


Set against the backdrop of the greatest clandestine race against time in the history of science with the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Flawed scientists and their families attempt to co-exist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives. Written by Futon Critic

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Drama | History | War


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Did You Know?


The actors Katja Herbers and Ashley Zukerman, playing Helen and Charlie, are really a couple. They fell in love on set. See more »


The show frequently has the military using Metric distances. The military during WWII were still using customary units (feet, yards, and miles). However, these were military scientists, who would have indeed used metric. See more »


Referenced in De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #7.22 (2016) See more »

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Wow. I'm blown away.
27 August 2014 | by ramair350See all my reviews

I went in with low expectations. After all, how great could a show on the WGN network, with a presumably tiny budget, be worth a flip?

I'm SO glad I tried the show. From the pilot on (I'm on Episode 5 now), the show quality has been stellar. The acting is superb; the casting choices are brilliant. This show ranks with the best shows from HBO, Showtime, AMC, or FX.

I'm totally speculating, but I "imagine" some of the Breaking Bad crew in New Mexico is working on this production. They make good use of the New Mexico landscapes when appropriate, giving the show a nice organic feel.

Sure, the show is fiction, but the major elements that the show is based on are true. This is a great way to get some perspective on the war, the Manhattan project, and the lives of those who were involved with the project.

In summary, give it a chance ... highly recommended!

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27 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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