‘Manifest’ Renewed for Season 2: The Search for Answers Will Continue

Manifest Season 1 Episode 14
Melissa Roxburgh as Michaela Stone and Josh Dallas as Ben Stone in ‘Manifest’ season 1 episode 14 (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/Warner Brothers)

NBC’s officially confirmed the dramatic series Manifest will return for a second season. The first season of the sci-fi series with a Lost vibe averaged 12.6 million viewers. According to NBC, Manifest was ranked first among all scripted series with adult viewers ages 18 to 49.

The season one cast was led by Josh Dallas (Once Upon a Time) as Ben Stone and Melissa Roxburgh (Valor) as Michaela Stone. Athena Karkanis is Grace Stone, J.R. Ramirez is Jared Vasquez, Luna Blaise is Olive Stone, Jack Messina is Cal Stone, and Parveen Kaur plays Saanvi Bahl.

Manifest is written and executive produced by Jeff Rake (The Mysteries of Laura, The Tomorrow People). Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Jackie Levine, and Len Goldstein also executive produce.

“In just its first season, Manifest has answered many questions about the mystery of Flight 828 and, smartly, asks many more,” stated Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment announced the show’s well deserved renewal. “Congratulations to Jeff Rake, our producers, cast and crew who have created an incredibly addictive series with compelling characters and complex relationships.”

The Season 1 Plot:

“When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. Yet in the span of those few hours, the world had aged five years and their friends, families and colleagues, after mourning their loss, had given up hope and moved on.

Now, faced with the impossible, they’re all given a second chance. But as their new realities become clear, a deeper mystery unfolds and some of the returned passengers soon realize they may be meant for something greater than they ever thought possible.

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