Manhattan: Season 2 (2015)



Critic Consensus: Manhattan's slow-building intrigue and sense of impending doom deepen in season two, further enriching an already well-acted period drama.


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Air date: Oct 13, 2015
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Secrecy and lies drive this 1940s period drama about the birth of the nuclear age, and the fictitious stories of the men and women involved in the clandestine race to build the world's first atomic bomb. The series focuses on the moral dilemmas faced by a ragtag team of scientists headed by brilliant nuclear physicist Frank Winter (John Benjamin Hickey) after they, along with their families, are relocated to the remote desert of Los Alamos, New Mexico, to work on the top-secret Manhattan Project. Season 2 sees Charlie is forced into a new leadership role in the race to build the world's first atomic bomb.


John Benjamin Hickey
as Frank Winter
Olivia Williams
as Liza Winter
William L. Petersen
as Colonel Darrow
Ashley Zukerman
as Charlie Isaacs
Daniel Stern
as Glen Babbit
Katja Herbers
as Helen Prins
Harry Lloyd
as Paul Crosley
Michael Chernus
as Louis ''Fritz'' Fedowitz
Alexia Fast
as Callie Winter
Griffin Dunne
as Woodrow Lorentzen
Neve Campbell
as Kitty Oppenheimer
Eddie Shin
as Sid Liao
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Critic Reviews for Manhattan Season 2

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (8)

Manhattan is an overwrought, overripe piece of pulp fiction stuffed with overboiled intrigue.

Oct 13, 2015 | Full Review…

Things heat up (literally) in the second hour with Justin Kirk in a guest role. The increasingly engrossing first four episodes move through D-Day.

Oct 12, 2015 | Full Review…

This is the kind of evolution that all-time great series take, and it wouldn't surprise me one bit to see Manhattan get to the status that it deserves.

Oct 14, 2015 | Full Review…

Manhattan isn't quite yet the great show I know it's capable of being as season two begins, but it's a show that moves with the confidence of a series that knows it can be great.

Oct 14, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The series by Sam Shaw and Thomas Schlamme captures an American past with detail like no series since Mad Men and has an enviable cast.

Oct 13, 2015 | Full Review…

It captures the enormous creative possibilities that come from putting a few hundred great brains together on one army base in the middle of the New Mexico desert, but also the problems that arise.

Oct 13, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

It's as well acted and intriguingly plotted as any of TV's period dramas.

Oct 8, 2015 | Full Review…

Messages contrived to make ideological points have a way of exacting a toll from drama-usually a flattening predictability-and this series is no exception.

Oct 16, 2015 | Full Review…

It does fine work in shadows and close quarters, the influence of the co-executive producer Thomas Schlamme (The West Wing), a veteran TV director with a knack for creating theatrical intimacy.

Oct 14, 2015 | Full Review…

Frank's the one with the vision and grit Charlie Isaacs is looking for, and he's the one whose absence pulls all the main characters together.

Oct 14, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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