'Manifest' Season 3: Release date, plot, cast, trailers and all you need to know about NBC's hit show

Starring Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, and J. R. Ramirez in leads roles, 'Manifest' revolves around a plane that goes missing for five and a half years


                            'Manifest' Season 3: Release date, plot, cast, trailers and all you need to know about NBC's hit show
Athena Karkanis as Grace Stone and Josh Dallas as Ben Stone (NBC)

The NBC supernatural drama series, 'Manifest' seems to have taken fans by a surprise with its cliffhangers and shocking twists. Starring Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, and J. R. Ramirez as leads, the story revolves around a plane that goes missing for five-and-a-half years.

The series managed to attract viewers with its captivating drama, heart-pounding mysteries and the answers to last season’s biggest questions. Following the same trend, the second season of 'Manifest' ended with an explosive finale, leaving a bunch of unanswered questions for fans. 

Release date

While there is no official confirmation on the show's Season 3 renewal, there is hope that NBC will greenlight it soon. It is expected, especially after the shocking cliffhanger. Going by the trend — Season 1 premiered on September 24, 2018, and Season 2 released on January 6, 2020 — it might take a couple more years for Season 3 to be ready. However, we may get confirmation in a couple of weeks. 

Plot

The official plot summary reads, "After a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers of Flight 828 disembarked to find the world had aged five-and-a-half years and their friends, families and colleagues had given up hope of ever seeing them again. Now, faced with the impossible, the passengers’ dreams of a second chance at life evaporate as they encounter the imminent danger surrounding them, both tangible and unexplained. With the stakes higher than ever, the passengers of Flight 828 will embark on an unexpected journey into a world grounded in hope, heart and destiny."

In the second season, Ben and Michaela try to solve the mystery of the callings and 

Cast

Melissa Roxburgh

Melissa Roxburgh (Getty Images)

 

Melissa Roxburgh plays the role of Michaela Stone on 'Manifest'. The actress is known for her roles in 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid', 'Star Trek Beyond' and 'The Marine 4: Moving Target'.

Josh Dallas

Josh Dallas (Getty Images)

 

Josh Dallas plays Ben Stone, an associate professor, and Michaela's brother. The actor is known for his role as Prince Charming/David Nolan in the ABC television series 'Once Upon a Time' and Fandral in the Marvel Comics film adaptation 'Thor'.

Other actors in the series include Athena Karkanis as Grace Stone, J. R. Ramirez as Jared Vasquez, Luna Blaise as Olive Stone, Jack Messina as Cal Stone, Parveen Kaur as Saanvi Bahl, Matt Long as Zeke Landon, Daryl Edwards as Robert Vance, Elizabeth Marvel as The Major, Jared Grimes as Adrian, Garrett Wareing as TJ Morrison, Ellen Tamaki as Drea Mikami and Leah Gibson as Tamara. 

Director/Writer

Jeff Rake

Showrunner Jeff Rake (Getty Images)

 

Jeff Rake is the creator of the NBC series. He is known for his work on 'The Mysteries of Laura' (2014), 'The Tomorrow People' (2013) and 'The $treet' (2000). Rake is also one of the executive producers along with Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Jacqueline Levine, David Frankel (pilot), Joe Chappelle and Len Goldstein.

Where to watch

Catch the new season on NBC once the official release date is announced. You can also stream all episodes of 'Manifest' on Netflix.  

Season 2 Recap

The second season of 'Manifest' revolved around the death dates and the mystery of the callings. In the season finale, Saanvi tries to find a cure for Zeke, whose death date is that day itself. While she fails at it, she also kills the Major in the process. Moreover, Zeke dies but springs back to life after a miracle.  

What happened that made Zeke come back to life? Michaela calls it a "miracle" but we do need a logical explanation, don't we? Moreover, when the NYPD look for the bodies of the three criminals — Kory Jephers (DazMann Still), Jayce (James McMenamin) and Pete Baylor (Devin Harjes) — there is no sign of them. Were they really just shadows? Did the callings simply redirect the Stone family into danger? Adrian's (Jared Grimes) speculations about the calling being "Agents of the Apocalypse" could be true, couldn't it?

If that was not all, the episode ends with another cliffhanger. Ben has a calling. The entire plane explodes and then he sees a ship with a new set of faces. ​Birds circle around in the sky as the ship comes into focus and the men look at something strange. The ship reads, "Montego Airways," and a man says, "Are those 828 passengers?" Will the story go back into the past and explore where the passengers were for five years?

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