(NBC) – Viewers can now take a sneak peek at the new fall drama “Manifest.”
Writer Jeff Rake says he came up with his concept for “Manifest” 10 years ago.
Back then no one cared about the story of a plane hitting momentary turbulence, then landing in the middle of a mystery five and a half years later.
Rake’s rejected idea got a second chance after Malaysia Air Flight 370.
“All of a sudden, once there was a real missing airplane out there, people became interested,” he says.
That tragedy is still unexplained four years later, but “Manifest” imagines a tragic flight that becomes a miracle, returning with passengers unaware they’ve been gone for years, who haven’t aged a day.
“Manifest” premieres on Monday, September 24.