Following up in the intriguing trailer for their new original series Manhattan, WGN America has released some pretty great key art for the period drama, all of which tease a story of atomic proportions. Note the bomb-shaped cloud in a stormy sky, pointing downward at the "Nuclear. Family" below in the above poster.
The bomb becomes much more clear in this next poster, which has it embedded in the sand at the edge of this isolated community. It's a nod to the top secret project that's in the works, and the community of geniuses living remotely in their own cozy little town...
Finally, this next poster takes the propaganda approach with its design, urging you to "Tell nobody, not even her!" Who's the mysterious woman in the dress, and why can't we tell her?
Created by Sam Shaw, Manhattan is set in 1940s and takes place in a classified town called "The Hill," set in the New Mexico desert. The story centers on Frank Winter and his team of scientists, who are recruited to work on a mysterious project, which requires relocating to The Hill. This middle-class bubble in the desert can't be found on a map, but is populated by some of the world's smartest people. This is a place where "men and women are torn between duty and their moral values, husbands and wives conceal the truth from each other and their families, the military keeps secrets from the scientists they chaperone, and the scientists keep secrets from each other." Science and secrets everywhere! Sounds like a really promising new drama, and one that -- joining Salem -- could be a great addition to WGN America's original programming.
Manhattan stars John Benjamin Hickey, who plays Frank Winter. The cast also includes Olivia Williams, Daniel Stern, Ashley Zukerman, Katja Herbers, Alexia Fast, Christopher Denham, Rachel Brosnahan and Harry Lloyd.
If you think the posters for Manhattan look great, you'll definitely want to check out the trailer for the series. Watch that here. And be sure to tune in to Manhattan when it premieres Sunday, July 27 at 9:00 p.m. ET on WGN America.