6:00am PT by Rick Porter
'Manifest': Watch the Opening Act of NBC's New Drama
NBC's new drama Manifest revolves around the mystery of Flight 828 from the fictional Montego Airways.
So on Tuesday — 8/28 — NBC is releasing the first act of the show, which sets the hook for the season to come.
Manifest begins with passengers waiting to board a flight, including a family that agrees to split up to get home from their vacation. Flight 828 goes through some serious turbulence in the air but eventually lands safely a few hours later. Or so everyone on board thinks.
It turns out that turbulence somehow erased the plane and its passengers from existence for more than five years: The flight took off in April 2013 but lands on Nov. 4, 2018. The passengers' families, friends and loved ones have assumed they were dead.
The Warner Bros. and Universal TV series comes from creator Jeff Rake and executive producers Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Jackie Levine. David Frankel directed the pilot and and is an executive producer of the episode.
The Manifest cast includes Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina and Parveen Kaur. The show premieres at 10 p.m. ET/PT Sept. 24.
Watch the first nine minutes of the Manifest premiere below.