NBC has renewed supernatural drama Manifest for a second season. It is the latest in a string of pick ups for the network and comes after they recently handed out renewals to Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Good Girls.
Manifest tells the story of a plane that disappears from radar and returns years later after being untraceable and presumed lost at sea. No time has passed for those on the plane, but for their loved ones at home, many years have gone by.
The drama series, which was created by Jeff Rake, is produced by Warner Bros. Television, Universal Television, Compari Entertainment and Jeff Rake Productions and stars Melissa Roxburgh (Valor), Josh Dallas (Once Upon A Time), Athena Karkanis (Zoo), J.R. Ramirez (Power), Luna Blaise (Fresh Off the Boat), Jack Messina (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and Parveen Kaur (Saving Hope).
“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.”
At present no UK deal has been reached for the series with international distributor Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. The renewal increases the odds of a UK buyer picking up Manifest.