This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Manhattan season 3 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Unfortunately, WGN America has officially canceled the series. There will be no season 3.
About the show
Manhattan is a US television period drama series created by Sam Shaw for WGN America. The show`s concept is based on historical events that unfold as the Manhattan Project - a furtive race to build the nuclear bomb - is underway, while we have an opportunity to follow the personal affairs of the scientists brought together by the project. The first season debuted on July 27, 2014.
The series makes references to certain historical figures, but does not intend to be historically accurate, and most of the characters are fictional. Among them are Dr.Frank Winter (John Benjamin Hickey), Dr. Liza Winter (Olivia Williams), Dr. Charlie Isaacs (Ashley Zukerman), Abby Isaacs (Rachel Brosnahan), and many other men and women taking part in this grand-scale scientific project that will forever change the future of mankind. The atmosphere of paranoia and secrecy prevails as the melodramatic twists of the plot take their course. The families of the top-notch scientists who are relocated to Los Alamos, NM, are not informed of the details of the projects, but some information does inevitably leak, which creates family tensions for some.
Manhattan has received highly positive reviews from the critics for its tightly written storyline, talented cast and an eye for period detail held together by the impending doom of the historical time, however the viewing figures have been rather low. After the less-than-great start, the series evolved into something more solid and confident as it progressed into the second season. Will the third season get a green light by the WGN?
Updated February 4, 2016: Manhattan, the critically acclaimed historical drama series was canceled by WGN America after two seasons. The network officials expressed their gratitude to the series` creators and crew and disappointment in the fact that “such a wonderful show could not find a larger audience”. The second season`s ratings were less than impressive, with a 240,000 average per episode, and the finale viewership sliding to 201,000 viewers in December 2015.