NBC has renewed “Manifest” for a second season. The network has not yet settled on an episode count, a person with knowledge of the renewal tells TheWrap.
“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.”
The aforementioned Rake writes and executive produces “Manifest.” David Frankel directed and executive produced the pilot. Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Jackie Levine and Len Goldstein also executive produce the series.
In its first season, “Manifest” has averaged a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49 and 12.6 million viewers overall, according to Nielsen’s Live + 7 Day ratings. That’s good enough to be the 2018-19 TV season’s No. 1 new scripted series in the key demo and No. 6 among total viewers.
That week of delayed viewing is of particular importance to “Manifest.” The freshman drama has generated television’s DVR biggest viewership lift, adding 6.1 million viewers through seven days of delayed viewing. Episodes have (on-average) grown from 6.5 million viewers to 12.6 million within a week of their premieres.
“Manifest” is produced by Warner Bros. Television, Universal Television, Compari Entertainment and Jeff Rake Productions.