- By Ken Werther
- Photo Courtesy of NBC
Strange and unexplained. The supernatural. Science fiction. I was never really a fan of these things … and then came Lost. When I saw the pilot episode on ABC back in 2004, I was mesmerized and I remember thinking, “Now this is good television!” I watched religiously. This month, NBC unveils Manifest, a very mystifying and creepy tale of Flight 828 and the 191 passengers onboard. The plane takes off from Jamaica in 2013 and lands in 2018 New York City. The travelers discover they’ve been missing and presumed dead for the five years in between. I was lucky enough to get a peek at the first episode, and I repeat … it’s creepy! And fun!
Manifest stars Parveen Kaur (new to American series television), Athena Karkanis (Suits, The Expanse, The Lottery), Melissa Roxburgh (Star Trek Beyond), J.R. Ramirez (Jessica Jones, Power), Josh Dallas (Once Upon a Time, Thor), and young newcomer Jack Messina. As the characters try to rebuild their interrupted lives, one of the great debates becomes whether the disappearance of the plane can be explained by science or by faith. The story involves a cop who returns to work and finds her fiancée (a detective) married to her best friend, a kid with leukemia and the doctor with a cure (who also happened to be on the plane) … and they’re all hearing voices. Here we go! Prepare for takeoff!
“Manifest” premieres September 24th on NBC.