WGN America is giving audiences a taste of drama behind "Manhattan"

07/3/2014 | Variety

WGN America has begun airing a 30-minute special to give audiences the World War II back story for its original drama series "Manhattan," about the making of the first atomic bomb. The idea is to get audiences invested in the time period for "Manhattan" ahead of its July 27 debut, according to Matt Cherniss, president and general manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios.

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