William Petersen – best known for playing Dr. Gil Grissom on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – is returning to television as the ‘enigmatic’ new commander at Los Alamos, Colonel Emmett Darrow on WGN America’s Manhattan.
He will be a regular for the critically-acclaimed series’ second season – which goes into production in New Mexico in April for a 2015 premiere. For moe, follow the jump.
Unlike its first scripted series, Salem, WGN’s new original series, Manhattan, is named not after its setting, but for its subject – The Manhattan Project, which was name of the top secret work on developing the atomic bomb. The series, which stars The Big C’s John Benjamin Hickey and Olivia Williams (Dollhouse), is built around the project’s need for secrecy and the lies that are part of the lives of everyone in peripherally involved.
Check out the potentially explosive first trailer after the jump. Manhattan premieres on Sunday, July 27th(9/8C).