This is a new idea I’m trialling, Stream/TV Sunday, where I post about new upcoming TV and/or streaming shows and series. Let me know in the comments if you would like to see more in the future.
Manifest is a very intriguing sci-fi television series from iconic director Robert Zemeckis, starring Melissa Roxburgh , Josh Dallas , Luna Blaise, J.R. Ramirez . When I saw the teaser (below) I was quite impressed with the underlying plot line. It reminded me of Lost (not that I watched the series), but it seems to have such a huge amount of potential. This new series will be launched in the US on 24th September 2018 on NBC. I’ve tried to find international launch dates but haven’t found any so far.
There is a clever underlying premise to this series and it will mean that as the series progresses it will have to rely on a lot of flashbacks to drive the story forward. It’s described on iMDB as “After a turbulent, but routine, flight the passengers and crew discover the world has aged five years, yet no time has passed for them, and soon a deeper mystery unfolds.” Can you imagine all the possibilities for this storyline?
The following video is more than a trailer, it’s more than a TV ad, it’s more than we usually see for a new series. It’s the first act – as far as I can tell it’s the first 10 minutes or so of the series. Such a great way to hook in viewers to find out why such an event has happened. My only hope is that they know when it’s time to end this series on a high, rather than stretching it out to the extreme as I believe was done in the iconic series, Lost.
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My verdict: This has piqued my interest and I would love to watch this series. As I live in Australia, I guess I’ll need to wait and see how and when that is possible. This looks awesome.