Manifest: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

Manifest's attempts to balance supernatural mystery and melodrama largely work thanks to its well-chosen cast -- though it could use a few more distinguishing characteristics.



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Air date: Sep 24, 2018

The premiere: Returning to New York from a vacation in Jamaica, the Stone family is separated when adult siblings Michaela and Ben, along with Ben's gravely ill son Cal, are bumped to a later flight, while Ben's wife, daughter and parents fly ahead. When that later flight lands, the passengers are bewildered to discover that five and a half years have gone by. They attempt to reconnect with the loved ones who mourned their passing and moved on long ago.

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Air date: Oct 1, 2018

The passengers from Flight 828 find themselves under government scrutiny as they struggle to resume their lives. Michaela is forced to confront the fact that Jared is married to her once best friend, while Ben tries to help a fellow passenger reconnect with his son. Cal is approached by an obsessive stranger, as Grace and Olive disagree on whether or not to reveal a devastating secret.

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Air date: Oct 8, 2018

Ben and Michaela investigate a shocking murder in fear that it's connected to Flight 828. Meanwhile, Ben struggles to accept the life Grace led in his absence, while Olive and Cal realize that being twins after five and a half years apart is harder than they thought.

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Air date: Oct 15, 2018

When a mysterious message leads Saanvi to the flight attendant of 828, she enlists Ben's help in uncovering a secret about the plane. Meanwhile, Michaela begins to question the nature of the callings when one goes horribly awry, leaving Jared to suffer the consequences.

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Air date: Oct 22, 2018

Stories unfold for those left behind in the aftermath of Flight 828's disappearance. Meanwhile in the present, Cal takes Ben on a mysterious adventure that awakens Ben to his son's perplexing abilities. Michaela tries to protect Jared from consequences at work, while keeping her romantic feelings at bay.

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Air date: Nov 5, 2018

Cal wakes with a life-threatening fever, and Grace fears it's from his cancer treatment. Michaela and Ben, however, suspect Cal's condition may be related to a mysterious passenger from Flight 828. As Cal's situation worsens, Ben and Michaela attempt to track down the now missing passenger.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2018

The detained passengers are secretly moved and subjected to painful experimentation, with Cal's health directly linked to them. Ben takes advantage of an old friend to find out where they were taken. Meanwhile, a mysterious new version of the calling pulls Michaela into a murder investigation that has deep personal ramifications for her.

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Air date: Nov 19, 2018

Ben forms an unlikely partnership with Vance in a high-stakes race to locate the missing passengers of Flight 828. Meanwhile, Michaela helps a suicidal passenger who believes he is the Angel of Death, and Cal goes back to school, navigating both his unwanted celebrity and his former friends, who are all now 16 years old.

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Air date: Nov 26, 2018

Ben and Michaela put everything on the line to save the other missing passengers, but the mission goes horribly awry and not everyone makes it out alive. The devastating result pushes Ben and Grace to a traumatic brink, while pulling Michaela and Jared dangerously close together.

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Air date: Jan 7, 2019

Michaela's mystifying, next level calling launches her on a mission that brings her relationship with Jared to a head. Determined to protect his family, Ben explores an alternate meaning to Michaela's calling that leads him to a new alliance and a powerful new adversary. Cal's struggle with Ben's absence from home forces the Stones into an agonizing confrontation that could alter the family's fabric forever.

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When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. Yet in the span of those few hours, the world had aged five years and their friends, families and colleagues, after mourning their loss, had given up hope and moved on. Now, faced with the impossible, they're all given a second chance. But as their new realities become clear, a deeper mystery unfolds and some of the returned passengers soon realize they may be meant for something greater than they ever thought possible. From Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke comes an emotionally rich, unexpected journey into a world grounded in hope, heart and destiny.

Cast & Crew

Melissa Roxburgh
Michaela Stone
Josh Dallas
Ben Stone
Athena Karkanis
Grace Stone
J.R. Ramirez
Detective Jared Vasquez
Luna Blaise
Olive Stone
Jack Messina
Cal Stone
Parveen Kaur
Saanvi Bahl
Matt Long
Ezekiel James Landon
Daryl Edwards
NSA Director Vance
Bethany Collins
Tim Moriarty
NSA Deputy Powell
Alfredo Narciso
Capt. Riojas
Frank Deal
Capt. Daly
Jeff Rake
Executive Producer
Robert Zemeckis
Executive Producer
Jack Rapke
Executive Producer
Gregory Nelson
Bobak Esfarjani
Michael Smith
Jackie Levine
Executive Producer
MW Cartozian Wilson
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  • 5d ago
    Great concept, poorly executed. Could have a been such a good idea, but everything ruined it. The writing was awful, the plot lines, and don't even get me started on the acting. Horrible and cringey at best.
  • Jul 26, 2021
    This is a good show if you're looking for an adventure / mystery style show, in the vein of Lost, to watch.
  • Jul 23, 2021
    So good! It's so different, I love the storyline. It's nice that it's not the same old idea. I hope they make a lot more seasons!
  • Jul 21, 2021
    Not horrible, but not great. The premise is kind of interesting although I'll admit I'm hoping all of the characters die before the "death date" - this includes the characters who weren't even on the plane. I can't think of one single character I like.
  • Jul 12, 2021
    Reminds me of series like "The Stand" & "Under The Dome," which are both Stephen King. Has some really bad CGI animals, but a compelling story & cast.
  • Jul 11, 2021
    Needed a lot of work. Could have been great.
  • Jul 10, 2021
    Compelling, can't stop watching must-see TV. Great writing and acting. Surprising and unexpected plot twists. Relatable characters caught up in compelling circumstances. I can't believe I never heard of this show before now!
  • Jul 10, 2021
    This series is much better than I expected. The acting carries it.
  • Jul 09, 2021
    If you enjoyed lost and you like mysteries and fantasy this is ana mazing how for you. Not to mention the drama that moves your emotions. Great show!
  • Jul 07, 2021
    I loved it it was different and it was sad at the same time cause you never know who might die, but I absolutely loved it.

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