NBC has ordered three additional Manifest episodes, which means the new series will now have a full-season order of 16 episodes. The network says that it has 16 episodes instead of the usual 22 because it wants to run original episodes continuously in the first quarter of 2019 without any repeats.
Manifest has averaged a 3.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 17.2 million viewers in L+7, making it television’s #1 new series in both measures. Counting all entertainment programs on broadcast and cable, Manifest ranks #4 in L+7 adult 18-49 averages behind only This Is Us, The Walking Dead, and The Big Bang Theory and #2 in total viewers behind only “Big Bang.” Adding in alternate platform viewing raises the Manifest L+7 18-49 rating to a 5.1.
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.
From Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Jeff Rake and Jackie Levine comes an emotionally rich, unexpected journey into a world grounded in hope, heart and destiny.
The cast includes Melissa Roxburgh (Valor), Josh Dallas (Once Upon a Time), Athena Karkanis (Zoo), J.R. Ramirez (Power), Luna Blaise (Fresh Off the Boat), Jack Messina and Parveen Kaur (Saving Hope).
Jeff Rake writes and executive produces. David Frankel directs and executive produced the pilot. Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Jackie Levine also executive produce. Manifest is produced by Warner Bros. Television, Universal Television, Compari Entertainment and Jeff Rake Productions.