'Manifest': Meet the Key Characters of NBC's New Mystery (PHOTOS)

Jim Halterman

In NBC's Manifest Flight 828 takes off from Jamaica in 2013 — and sets down in 2018 NYC, where the 191 passengers and crew learn they’ve been missing all those years and presumed dead. (That was some turbulence!)

"One of the great debates is whether the disappearance can be explained by science or by faith," says executive producer Jeff Rake. Meet the people puzzling it out as they rebuild their interrupted lives.

'Manifest': Watch the First Act of the New NBC Mystery Drama (VIDEO)

'Manifest': Watch the First Act of the New NBC Mystery Drama (VIDEO)

How did a plane disappear for five years? Watch how the new series begins NOW!

Manifest, Series Premiere, Monday, September 24, 10/9c, NBC