US-born Aussie Ashley Zukerman has scored a lead role in WGN America's new 13-episode TV series Manhattan.
The series follows the story of scientists aiming to build the world's first atomic bomb.
Zuckerman is cast to play Charlie Abrams, an intelligent "numbers guy" with a sense of humor.
From the mind of Masters of Sex creator Sam Shaw, production is expected to take place soon in New Mexico.
Zukerman is known for playing Det. James Brice in Underbelly and Michael Sandrelli in AFI winning Australian TV show Rush.
Zukerman can next be seen in ABC series The Code, a six-hour political series shot in Canberra and Broken Hill.