The new drama Manifest premieres Monday September 24 on NBC. At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, we got a chance to speak with executive producer Jeff Rake, and stars Melissa Roxburgh (Valor, Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies) and Josh Dallas (Once Upon a Time, Thor) about the upcoming series.
NBC recently made the first act of the pilot available online. Check it out below, along with our interviews from the press room.
When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely in New York 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. From executive producers Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future movies, Cast Away, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Polar Express, What Lies Beneath, Contact), Jack Rapke (Cast Away, The Polar Express, What Lies Beneath), and Jeff Rake (The Mysteries of Laura, The Tomorrow People, Boston Legal, Miss Match, The Practice) comes an emotionally rich, unexpected journey into a world grounded in hope, heart, and destiny. The cast includes Melissa Roxburgh (Valor, Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies), Josh Dallas (Once Upon a Time, Thor), Athena Karkanis (Zoo, The Lottery), J. R. Ramirez (Jessica Jones, Power), Luna Blaise (Fresh Off the Boat), newcomer Jack Messina and Parveen Kaur (Beyond, Saving Hope). David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada, Collateral Beauty, Entourage, Band of Brothers, From the Earth to the Moon) directed the pilot, for which he also served as executive producer. Manifest premieres this fall airing Mondays at 10/9c on NBC and is produced by Compari Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Jeff Rake (Executive Producer)
Melissa Roxburgh (“Michaela Stone”)
Josh Dallas (“Ben Stone”)