NBC gives put pilot order to missing plane drama Manifest from Robert Zemeckis and Jeff Rake
NBC has a new pilot on the way from Robert Zemeckis and Jeff Rake based on the disappearance and mysterious return of a plane, according to Deadline. The pilot, entitled Manifest, would explore what would happen if a missing plane suddenly returned to civilization after five years. NBC has given the show from Warner Bros. TV a put pilot commitment. The premise is reportedly that a plane disappears but returns five years later after no trace of the wreckage was found. No time has passed for the people on the plane, though it has for everyone they left behind. It will explore the mystery of the disappearance, as well as the personal lives of the survivors and their families.
Manifest is written and executive produced by Rake. Zemeckis will executive produce for his Compari Entertainment with Jack Rapke. Jackie Levine from Compari will co-executive produce. Rake is known for writing/executive producing The Mysteries of Laura as well as co-creating The $treet and Miss Match as well as working on The Tomorrow People.
Robert Zemeckis is known for writing/directing all three Back to the Future films, and directing films like Romancing the Stone with Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito, Death Becomes Her with Goldie Hawn, Meryl Streep and Bruce Willis, Contact with Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey and James Woods and the recent Allied.
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