MANIFEST -- "Fasten Your Seatbelts" Episode 201 -- Pictured: (l-r) Luna Blaise as Olive Stone, Athena Karkanis as Grace Stone -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)

Luna Blaise On The ‘Manifest’ Universe: “There Are So Many Stories To Tell”

Actress and singer Luna Blaise is part of the Stone family in Manifest, a surreal and character driven series from NBC. In the audio below, Blaise elaborates on the storytelling possibilities of the second season and her character’s journey.

NEW YORK COMIC CON — “Manifest Panel” — Pictured: (l-r) Matt Long, Athena Karkanis, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina, Parveen Kaur, Josh Dallas, Melissa Roxburgh, J.R. Ramirez — (Photo by: Cindy Ord/NBC)

Family reunions (especially after a plane disappearance for five years) are a tricky one, and life for Olive Stone may take a turn for the worse in upcoming episodes.

“I think in season two it’s kind of a downward spiral for Olive,” said Luna Blaise. “There’s kind of this new person inside of her that takes the reigns a little bit that isn’t maybe the best.¬† You find out a lot of new character traits about her . . . there’s a lot of coming of age realizations for Olive in season two.”

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In the audio below, Blaise elaborates on the diverse storytelling directions that are part of Manifest’s universe:

Season two of Manifest begins Monday, January 6 on NBC (10/9c).

****Lastly, Blaise also made her directing debut several weeks ago, and she posted the following video on her Instagram account:

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