NBC released the first act of its upcoming supernatural thriller from Robert Zemeckis, “Manifest,” at 6 am PT/9 am ET Tuesday, Aug. 28 — to coincide with the series’ fictitious, doomed voyage, Montego Air Flight 828.
The 9-minute series opener was made available via multiple platforms simultaneously on Tuesday because, per the network, “the stunning plot reveal that comes at the end of the first act is a perfectly served-up cliffhanger leaving viewers wanting to know more about the mystery of Montego Air Flight 828, its flight crew and passengers.”
“Manifest” will air behind “The Voice” at 10 p.m. on Mondays this fall, but the first act can be viewed above.
Here’s the official synopsis for the new series, starring Melissa Roxburgh and Josh Dallas: When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. Yet in the span of those few hours, the world had aged five years and their friends, families and colleagues, after mourning their loss, had given up hope and moved on. Now, faced with the impossible, they’re all given a second chance. But as their new realities become clear, a deeper mystery unfolds and some of the returned passengers soon realize they may be meant for something greater than they ever thought possible.
The cast includes Roxburgh (“Valor”), Dallas (“Once Upon a Time”), Athena Karkanis (“Zoo”), J.R. Ramirez (“Power”), Luna Blaise (“Fresh Off the Boat”), Jack Messina and Parveen Kaur (“Saving Hope”).
Jeff Rake will write and executive produce. David Frankel will direct and executive produce the pilot. Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Jackie Levine also executive produce. “Manifest” hails from Warner Bros. Television, Universal Television, Compari Entertainment and Jeff Rake Productions.
Watch the video above.
“Manifest” will premiere Monday, Sept. 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.