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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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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.


Olivia Williams
as Liza Winter
William L. Petersen
as Colonel Darrow
Ashley Zukerman
as Charlie Isaacs
Daniel Stern
as Glen Babbit
Rachel Brosnahan
as Abby Isaacs
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.

October 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.

October 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.

October 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.

October 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.

October 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.

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

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