NBC has placed a series order for a new drama from Robert Zemeckis, the feature film director behind acclaimed movies including “Forrest Gump,” “Back to the Future,” “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” and “Romancing the Stone.”
Variety reports that the new series, “Manifest,” will be produced by Zemeckis and Warner Bros. TV.
“The series revolves around a group of people on a plane who survive a turbulent flight only to discover that the world has progressed five years during the period they were in the air,” Variety notes. “They return to find family and friends believing that they were dead, which leads to a deeper mystery.”
Written by Jeff Rake, the series stars Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina and Parveen Kaur.
Rake is an executive producer along with Zemeckis and Jack Rapke. David Frankel directed the pilot and is an executive producer.