The television show “Manhattan” aired its second season on WGN America in 2015. The show portrayed a fictionalized version of the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos. The second season focused on the challenges of designing and assembling the “Gadget” for the Trinity test, the security situation and espionage, and personal relationships.
“Manhattan” was sadly not renewed for a third season. We are pleased that the program generated public interest in atomic history and science. While “Manhattan” took liberties with the overall story of the Manhattan Project, especially the security situation, it did a great job getting details and attributions correct. Our staff enjoyed the show, and many “Fanhattans” did as well!