A Second Season for Manhattan!
WGN America has renewed its period drama “Manhattan” for a second season.
The decision comes a few days before the show’s first-season finale on Sunday. The renewal is not a surprise, as “Manhattan” — the second of the original drama series WGN America has fielded this year — has been generally well-received by critics and generated a small but devoted following. WGN America also renewed its first offering, “Salem,” for a sophomore run.
“Manhattan” was created by Sam Shaw and is exec produced by Shaw and helmer Thomas Schlamme for Lionsgate TV, Skydance Television and Tribune Studios. Skydance’s Marcy Ross, David Ellison and Dana Goldberg also exec produce.
“ ‘Manhattan’ represents the kind of high-quality original series we aim to deliver at WGN America, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the show’s widespread critical acclaim and its loyal audience,” said WGN America/Tribune Studios prexy-g.m. Matt Cherniss. “Sam, Tommy and the talented cast and creative team have so brilliantly brought to life the world of the Manhattan Project and we can’t wait to see what secrets and surprises await us in season two.”