Manifest’s Melissa Roxburgh to Star in NBC Crime Drama The Hunting Party

Manifest alum Melissa Roxburgh is heading back to NBC, having nabbed a leading role in the network’s upcoming drama The Hunting Party.

First ordered to series in February, the “high-concept crime procedural” follows an assembled team of investigators who are tasked with tracking down and capturing the country’s most dangerous killers, all of whom have just escaped from a “top-secret prison that’s not supposed to exist,” per the official logline.

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Roxburgh will play Rebecca “Bex” Henderson, a shrewd ex-FBI agent who is recruited to the titular group due to her reputation as a savvy profiler who’s caught some of the world’s most dangerous serial killers.

The Hunting Party hails from series creator JJ Bailey, who also wrote the pilot episode. Bailey will serve as co-showrunner alongside Jake Coburn (co-creator of NBC’s The Endgame).

Roxburgh, meanwhile, recently capped a four-season run on NBC-turned-Netflix’s supernatural drama Manifest, where she starred as Michaela Stone opposite Once Upon a Time‘s Josh Dallas. Earlier this month, she was introduced on CBS’ Tracker as Dr. Dory Shaw, the younger sister of Justin Hartley’s Colter Shaw. Roxburgh boarded Tracker with the potential to recur, though it’s unclear how her role will change in the wake of Thursday’s Hunting Party news.

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