‘Manifest’ will introduce two new recurring characters for its second season– Suzanne Martin and TJ Morrison– to be portrayed by Yasha Jackson and Garrett Wareing. Suzanne is Ben’s (Josh Dallas) ex-girlfriend, a Dean at Astoria University. After bumping into each other on campus, the pair reconnect. TJ is another passenger that was on Flight 828, a college freshman that was on his way home from vacation in Jamaica. Now he finds himself alone in the world, until Ben takes him under his wing.
On the series, the passengers on board Montego Air Flight 828 experience a turbulent trip. Upon landing, they discover the world has moved ahead five years, with all of the passengers presumed dead. As they struggle to re-establish their lives, they experience a mysterious “Calling” drawing them into a deeper mystery, involving an antagonist called The Major. The characters have also figured out that they are living on borrowed time, with that missing five years steadily counting down.
‘Manifest’ stars Melissa Roxburgh and Josh Dallas as siblings Michaela and Ben Stone, who were both aboard the flight. Michaela is a police detective, while Ben is a professor. The series also stars Athena Karkanis, J. R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina, and Parveen Kaur.
Jackson portrays police officer Maya Thomas on CBS’ ‘Blue Bloods’. She also appeared in the ‘Black Mirror’ episode “Black Museum.” Among her other credits are ‘Ray Donovan’, ‘The Get Down’, ‘Little Boxes’, ‘The Mysteries of Laura’, and ‘Nurse Jackie’.
Wareing co-starred on ‘Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists’ as Zach Fordson. Previously, he appeared in the movies ‘Perfect’ and ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’, and on the TV series ‘Chicago Med’.
‘Manifest’ had a huge premiere; it was the highest-rated program of that week. It was renewed for a second season in April, however, the sophomore season won’t arrive until early 2020.
‘Manifest’ airs on NBC. Season One can be streamed on Hulu.