“Manifest”, NBC’s next supernatural drama, tells the story of the passengers and crew on a flight that disappears for only a few minutes. But when it lands, they soon discover that five years have gone by in the rest of the world (Image: NBC)
After rounds of screenings and negotiations between executives, the main open television networks of the United States has selected about 40 comedies and dramas, which they hope will be the next “This Is Us”.
In addition to reboots of well-known brands (“Charmed”, “Magnum PI”, “Roswell”) and spin-offs (“Schooled”, which came out of “The Goldbergs”), ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW have chosen dramas of a different nature for the fall of the 2018-2019 season.
InnovationMCC has reviewed the content of these new shows and five dramatic titles that are sure to get critics and audiences talking. These are the top choices:
Produced by Robert Zemeckis, "Manifest" tells the story of the passengers and crew of flight 828 of Montago Air, who, when they land at their destination after a turbulent flight, discover that for everyone not on the flight, five years have passed. In the face of the impossible, everyone is given a second chance. Much like the show “Lost”, this supernatural drama combines mystery and humanity. Josh Dallas, Melissa Roxburgh and J.R. Ramírez star in the drama, which is written by Jeff Rake and produced by Warner Bros. Television.
This drama by prolific producer Greg Berlanti explores issues of faith, existence, and science, in what is being described as a humorous and inspiring drama. In "God Friended Me", the story revolves around an openly atheist man whose life changes completely when God accepts his friend request on Facebook. Brandon Micheal Hall plays the main character, whose proximity to the Holy Spirit makes him an agent of change in the lives of those around him. This is a Warner Bros. drama written by Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt.
Based on the best-selling author's trilogy of the same name, by author Justin Cronin, "The Passage" is described as an epic thriller revolving around characters from a secret government medical center who experiment with a dangerous virus that can either cure all diseases or annihilate the human race. It focuses on a 10-year-old girl named Amy Bellafonte (Saniyya Sidney) who is chosen to be the test subject of this experiment, and Brad Wolgast (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) the federal agent who becomes her surrogate father when he undertakes the task of protecting her. This is a 20th Century Fox Television drama written by Liz Heldens.
This story is about Maya Travis (Robin Tunney), a district attorney from Los Angeles who suffers a defeat when she prosecutes a front-line actor for a double murder. His career in question, he leaves Los Angeles and takes refuge in Oregon to lead a more peaceful life. Eight years later, the same actor is suspected of another murder and Travis is lured back to the prosecutor's office, thus giving her another chance to serve justice. This legal drama is produced and co-written by Marcia Clark, Liz Craft and Sarah Fain, comes to us from Mandeville TV and ABC Studios
From executive producer Greg Berlanti and writer April Blair, "All American" is a drama that revolves around a high school soccer player from South L.A. (Daniel Ezra) who is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High. We are then introduced to the trials and tribulations of two families from two different worlds. Based on the life of professional soccer player Spencer Paysinger, "All American" has been described as a mix between Friday Night Lights and Straight Outta Compton. It is produced by Warner Bros.