Manifest (2018– )
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When a plane that disappeared five years ago returns, those onboard must piece together their old lives while dealing with mysterious voices in their heads.


David Frankel


Jeff Rake (created by), Jeff Rake

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Roxburgh ... Michaela Stone
Josh Dallas ... Ben Stone
Athena Karkanis ... Grace Stone
J.R. Ramirez ... Jared Vasquez
Luna Blaise ... Olive Stone
Jack Messina ... Cal Stone
Parveen Kaur ... Saanvi Bahl
Joel de la Fuente ... Dr. Brian Cardoso
Frank Deal ... Capt. Bill Daly
Curtiss Cook ... Radd Campbell
Richard Topol ... Harvey Stein (as Rich Topol)
Julienne Hanzelka Kim ... Kelly Taylor
Daryl Edwards ... NSA Director Vance
Jim True-Frost ... Rector Dave Hynes
Alfredo Narciso ... Captain Riojas


A mystery unfolds when a plane that disappeared five years ago returns, yet no time passed for those on the plane. Written by vhavnal

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Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

24 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York, USA

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Including the show Manifest (2018), this is the fourth series in which the pilot episode centers on mysterious events which occur on a passenger airliner (at least in the twenty-first century). The other shows include: Lost (2004) , Fringe (2008) and The Strain (2014). The first two shows were produced filmed by J.J. Abrams while the last show was produced by Lost collaborator Carlton Cuse. Lost was shot in Hawaii;The pilot of Fringe was shot in Toronto but set in Boston, while the rest of the season was filmed in New York City and the later seasons were in Vancouver; The Strain was set in New York City but the majority of filming took place in Toronto; Manifest was set and filmed in New York. See more »


The investigators are walking through the aircraft cabin carrying an orange flight recorder (AKA Black box). Black boxes are not accessible from inside a Boeing 737 aircraft. They would have been removed externally and never brought into the cabin. See more »


[first lines]
Michaela Stone: [voiceover] No one can explain what happened to us on April 7, 2013. Some people called it impossible. Others called it a miracle. All I know is... it was the day my life changed forever. If you'd seen us that afternoon, you probably would have thought we looked like a typical American family returning home from vacation. My brother, Ben, and his wife, Grace, still in love after fifteen years. Their twins, Olive and Cal, always bickering like an old married couple. And the real old ...
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Seems unique, maybe a keeper
25 September 2018 | by MiketheWhistleSee all my reviews

I accidently saw this was to air so recorded it. I thought this was going to be like Lost or something similar, but it seems to lean more towards X-Files which is ok. I'm not sold but it was good enough for me to look at the next one. The bible verse angle may be interesting if they don't have the only easter egg being 8:28.

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