Mahira Kakkar & Ali Lopez-Sohaili To Recur On NBC Drama – Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: Mahira Kakkar (A Suitable Boy) and Ali Lopez-Sohaili (Law & Order: SVU) will be playing recurring roles alongside Josh Dallas in the upcoming third season of NBC’s missing aircraft drama series Manifest by Jeff Rake and Warner Bros. TV.
In Manifesto, the crew and passengers of Flight 828 had disembarked after a turbulent but routine flight to find the world was five and a half years old, and their friends, families and colleagues had given up hope of ever seeing it again. Faced with the impossible, passengers’ dreams of a second chance in life vanish when they encounter the imminent danger that surrounds them, both tangible and unexplained.
Kakkar becomes Dr. Play Aria Gupta, a researcher working on a top-secret study of the inexplicable phenomena surrounding Flight 828. Her path crosses with Ben Stone (Dallas), whom she regards as a valuable source of biological information.
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Lopez-Sohaili will portray Eagan Tehrani, a passenger on Flight 828 who has been off the network since his return. His photographic memory will prove to be of great benefit when he and Ben Stone (Dallas) receive pieces of the same calling, but he will also prove to be a formidable opponent for Ben.
Melissa Roxburgh, Athena Karkanis, JR Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina, Parveen Kaur and Matt Long also star.
Rake, Jack Rapke, Jackie Levine and Len Goldstein are serving as executive producers.
Kakkar last appeared in the BBC series A Suitable Boy, directed by Mira Nair. Other film / TV credits include New Amsterdam, Hank and Asha, Hechki, Bite Me, Orange ist das neue Schwarz, Friends From College, Law and Order and Louie. Kakkar is again serviced by Amplified Entertainment and DGRW.
Lopez-Sohaili recently starred in Syvia Khoury’s acclaimed Power Strip at the Lincoln Center Theater and was previously nominated for a Suzi Bass Award for his appearance as Abe in the Alliance Theater’s production of Disgraced. TV work includes Law & Order: SVU and The Blacklist: Redemption. It is again taken care of by the Ellipsis Entertainment Group.