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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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Sam Shaw
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2015   2014  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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 / ... 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 23 episodes, 2014-2015
Alan Humphrey ...  American Military 18 episodes, 2014-2015
Daniel Stern ...  Glen Babbit 15 episodes, 2014-2015
Alexia Fast ...  Callie Winter 15 episodes, 2014-2015
Derek Blakeney Derek Blakeney ...  Military Driver / ... 15 episodes, 2014-2015
Steve Larese ...  Scientist 15 episodes, 2014-2015
Waylon Brady Waylon Brady 13 episodes, 2014
Stafford Douglas ...  Thatcher 11 episodes, 2014-2015
David Harbour ...  Reed Akley 10 episodes, 2014
William Petersen ...  Col. Emmett Darrow 10 episodes, 2015
Lauren Myers ...  Jeannie 10 episodes, 2014-2015
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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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Nuclear. Family.

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Drama | History | War

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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USA

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English

Release Date:

27 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Манхэттен See more »

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16:9 HD
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The show lasts 2 seasons and takes place from July 1943 - 1945 sans some flashbacks. See more »

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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 »

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

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Authentic & richly detailed with great performances, camera work, music & writing.
31 July 2014 | by Nicole RoblesSee all my reviews

Love what I see in this first episode of Manhattan. Actors are great, seemingly off the beaten path yet somehow so familiar. Well cast with performances that are believable. I want to feel immersed in this world like I'm just witnessing what's happening, (you know, like with Lost), and they pull it off in Manhattan. It's hard to create a period piece that doesn't feel "costumey" or cliché, but this show succeeds in the details. It looks and feels authentic. And what a treat they actually know how to apply a cool soundtrack that captures the time period and the moment, instead of detracting or seeming corny. And they understand when a character or scene should just be silent, leaving room for mystery and questions. So boring when everyone just seems to be delivering their lines..nice and neat cookie cutter style...not so here. Let us feel the confusion, the doubt, the fear, the mess. Also love the way the camera moves through a room like you're walking with it, don't know what it's called but it's awesome when done well. This t.v. show...feels like a movie, in a good way. And I don't need big names either, just give me "real"....but seriously..Olivia Williams...does it get much better? All of the cast for that matter gel perfectly in creating this world and the storyline for me is new and provocative. I can't wait to see it and the characters unfold.


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