By Patrick Munn | August 25, 2015 - 3:45 pm | 1 Comment
Ahead of the channel's launch later this week, AMC UK is adding two exclusive acquisitions to their drama slate. AMC UK has acquired the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to the first two seasons of WGN America atomic bomb period drama Manhattan, and all eight seasons of Showtime's dark-comedy series Weeds - the final two seasons of which have never aired on UK television following Sky Atlantic's decision to drop the series in 2013. Both Manhattan and Weeds were acquired in a deal with Lionsgate Television.
By Patrick Munn | August 19, 2015 - 9:50 am | No Comments
WGN America has released the first trailer for the second season of their atomic bomb drama Manhattan, which is set to premiere on the Tribune owned cable network on Tuesday October 13th at 9/8c. The new trailer, which runs a little over a minute, offers the first glimpses of William Petersen as Colonel Emmett Darrow, who, when asked who he is by suspected spy Dr Frank Winter (John Benjamin Hinkley), simply responds "the United States Of America". Also confirmed by this trailer: Neve Campbell has joined the cast as Kitty, Oppenheimer's wife; and The West Wing vet Richard Schiff is reprising his season one role as spy catcher Mr Fisher.
By Patrick Munn | March 26, 2015 - 7:01 pm | No Comments
William Petersen is returning to television. The former CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star has joined the cast of WGN America's period drama Manhattan as a series regular for it 13 episode second season. The series, which hails from Sam Shaw, Thomas Schlamme, Lionsgate Television, Skydance Television and Tribune Studios, is set to enter production on its second season this April in New Mexico for a later 2015 premiere.