NBC has renewed its highly successful freshman drama series Manifest for a second season. The network will premiere Manifest Season 2 during the 2019-2020 season.
“In just its first season, ‘Manifest’ has answered many questions about the mystery of Flight 828 and, smartly, asks many more,” said Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment. “Congratulations to Jeff Rake, our producers, cast and crew who have created an incredibly addictive series with compelling characters and complex relationships.”
This season Manifest has averaged a 2.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 12.6 million viewers overall according to “live plus seven day” ratings from Nielsen Media Research, making it the season’s #1 new scripted series in 18-49 and the overall #6 entertainment series.
In the series, 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.
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 directed and executive produced the pilot. Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Jackie Levine and Len Goldstein also executive produce.
Manifest is produced by Warner Bros. Television, Universal Television, Compari Entertainment and Jeff Rake Productions.