TV show about atomic bomb to film in NM

Updated: 03/06/2014 1:55 PM | Created: 03/05/2014 3:25 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

A new television drama about the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb will start filming in New Mexico later this month.

"Manhattan" will premiere on WGN America in July. The one-hour drama series centers on the brilliant but flawed scientists and their families in as they attempt to co-exist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives.

"I'm excited that this series will highlight New Mexico's celebrated history and our amazing, picturesque landscapes - I can't wait to watch it," said Governor Martinez. "Furthermore, the fact that they have chosen to film right here in New Mexico demonstrates that we remain competitive in recruiting films and TV series to our state."

"Manhattan" will be produced by Tribune Studios, Skydance Television and Lionsgate Television. The production will employ about 200 New Mexico crew members, as well as more than 3,000 resident actors and background talent over the course of the series.

The lot where "Manhattan" will do much of its filming is on state land, acquired from the City of Santa Fe, and designated strictly for economic development projects.

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