Recently ‘Manifest‘ received another 3-episode order to extend the current season to a 16-episode run and now the show has cast a new actor as well!While ‘Manifest’ hasn’t had the ratings to get a full 22-episode order, NBC has enough faith in the series to continue expanding on what has been delivered so far.
Long is slated to play a new character named Zeke who is going to be a driving force for the show as his arrival will mark a significant change to the narrative. He is described as “a mysterious new character whose arrival triggers a new relationship triangle and upends the series’ mythology.” It almost sounds as if we’ll be getting the answer to part of the mystery of the series and likely opening up a whole new set of questions that’ll need to be answered.
For those unfamiliar with the series, the premise is that a group of passengers on a flight traveling to New York City experiences turbulence and loses power. While the plane recovers and the trip ends up where it is supposed to go, five years have passed. The passengers and crew have all been determined to be missing and presumed dead during this time. Not only are we seeing these survivors trying to integrate themselves back into a world which has moved on without them but their mysterious disappearance and solving what happened is also central to the plot of the show.
If you’ve been watching ‘Manifest’, do you have any theories as to which relationship Zeke may fall into and how he’ll be changing the mythology of the series? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
You can check out ‘Manifest’ on NBC on Mondays at 10 pm ET.
Source: Deadline Hollywood