Manifest: New missing plane drama that's been compared to Lost starts in the UK tonight

A US TV drama whose storyline has drawn strong comparisons with Lost and The Leftovers begins tonight in the UK.

Back to the Future and Forrest Gump filmmaker Robert Zemeckis is behind the new show, titled Manifest, adding it to his ever-growing list of projects that feature incidents involving planes (see: Cast Away and Flight).

Manifest tells the high-concept story of a plane that goes missing mid-flight only for it to later reappear five years later. For the 191 passengers, though, it’s like no time has passed – but for the rest of the world, including their loved ones, a lot has changed.

Written by Jeff Rake, the series will track the effect such an event has on the passengers’ families who go years assuming all on board died as well as focusing on the mystery itself.

Going by the trailer, it seems as if Manifest will be a blend of both Lost and teen series The OC – but audiences clearly lapped it up.; the show was renewed for a second season earlier this year.

Manifest stars Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas and Athena Karkanis.

Recently, ABC President Channing Dungey admitted admitted that Lost was on a list of potential titles to revive someday in the future.

Manifest begins on Sky One tonight at 9pm