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Manifest is an American supernatural drama television series, created by Jeff Rake, that premiered on September 24, 2018, on NBC. It centers on the passengers and crew of a commercial airliner who suddenly reappear after being presumed dead for more than five years. It stars Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J. R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina, Parveen Kaur, Matt Long, and Holly Taylor. In October 2018, NBC ordered further episodes for the first season, and subsequently renewed the show for a second season that aired in 2020, and again for a third in 2021.[1][2]

In June 2021, the series was canceled after three seasons. After the first two seasons streaming on Netflix rose to number one on Nielsen, however, NBC and Netflix entered into negotiations to continue the series.[3][4][5]

Montego Air Flight 828 from Jamaica to New York City experiences a brief period of severe turbulence. When they land at Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, New York, the 191 passengers and crew learn from NSA director Robert Vance that over five and a half years have passed while they were in the air, during which time they were presumed dead. As they rejoin society, the passengers begin to face the fact that their lives—and loved ones—are not the same as they were, while they also begin to experience guiding voices and visions representing events yet to occur, referred to as callings.

On August 23, 2017, NBC gave the production a put pilot commitment. The pilot was written by Jeff Rake, who was also set to serve as executive producer alongside Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke. Jackie Levine was expected to serve as a co-executive producer. Production companies involved with the pilot were slated to consist of Compari Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television.[56] In January 2018, NBC gave the production a pilot order[57] and that David Frankel would direct and executive produce the pilot.[58] In May 2018, NBC gave the production a series order of thirteen episodes[59] with a premiere in third quarter of 2018 and a Monday timeslot at 10 p.m.[60] On June 19, 2018, the series premiere was set for September 24, 2018.[61] On October 18, 2018, NBC ordered an additional three episodes of the series, bringing the total up to sixteen episodes.[62][63]

On April 15, 2019, NBC renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on January 6, 2020.[64][65] On June 15, 2020, NBC renewed the series for a third season which premiered on April 1, 2021.[1][2]

In February 2018, Josh Dallas, Melissa Roxburgh, and J. R. Ramirez joined the pilot's main cast.[66][67] Athena Karkanis, Parveen Kaur, and Luna Blaise were cast in main roles the following month.[68][69] In August 2019, Yasha Jackson, Garrett Wareing, Andrene Ward-Hammond, and Ellen Tamaki were cast in recurring roles for the second season.[10][8] In October 2019, Leah Gibson and Carl Lundstedt had been cast in recurring capacities.[11] On September 22, 2020, Holly Taylor was cast a new series regular for the third season.[6] On October 22, 2020, Will Peltz was cast in a recurring role for the third season.[12]

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