NBC has ordered a pilot for Robert Zemeckis’ “Manifest,” which at a glance shares a number of similarities with ABC’s “Lost” (not that that’s a bad thing — at least, for the first few seasons).
From Compari Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television, “Manifest” is a character-driven, high-concept mystery thriller. The potential series centers on an airplane that disappears from radar, only to return years later after being untraceable and presumed lost at sea.
No time has passed for those on the plane, but for their loved ones at home, many years have gone by, the pilot description continues. The drama follows their personal lives as well as the larger mystery and purpose that is their destiny.
Jeff Rake will executive produce and write the pilot, with Zemeckis (pictured above) and Jack Rapke also earning executive producer credits. Jackie Levine is co-executive producer.
Earlier on Tuesday, NBC ordered four comedy pilots, two of which hailed from executive producer Sean Hayes. Another was from Michael Schur — read about all four of them here.
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