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.
Did You Know?
In S1:E4 at approximately 32:30 Frank is having a flashback to when he was in WW1 where he reaches down to turn over a dead German soldier. The soldier's helmet has an emblem of an eagle carrying a swastika but that emblem wasn't used until after WW1. 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