Netflix picked up “Manifest” for a fourth and final season 10 weeks after NBC canceled the drama.
The streamer also announced that this upcoming new season will feature 20 episodes, which is more than any season received on NBC. (The first consisted of 16 episodes, while the second and third consisted of 13 episodes each.) Whether all 20 will be released at the same time or in multiple parts has not been announced.
“Manifest” follows various passengers on the fictitious Montego Air flight 828 who experience a severe turmoil as they fly from Jamaica to New York, only when they land do they learn that five and a half years have actually passed – and they returned with the special ability to see glimpses of upcoming events.
“Since its premiere on Netflix in June, Manifest has proven to be very popular with our members. Jeff Rake and his team have created an alluring mystery that has viewers around the world on the edge of their seats who once again believe in a second chance, and we ‘We’re thrilled they are closing the fans off with this final big season,’ said Bela Bajaria, head of globe TV, Netflix.
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“Manifest” first premiered on NBC in September 2018 and ran for three seasons on the broadcast network, with its most recent airing on June 10. Four days later, NBC announced that it would not be granting the series a fourth season. The third season averaged around 3.1 million live viewers, making it NBC’s 11th highest-rated scripted series in the 2020-21 television season.
After leaving the story on a traditional end-of-season cliffhanger, Rake, who created the series, had a desire to continue the series, and audience support backed him up on social media.
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“What started years ago as a whimsical soar into the depths of my imagination has turned into the journey of a lifetime in a jet engine. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined the global outpouring. love and support for this story, its characters and the team that work so hard to bring it all to life. That we can reward fans with the ending they deserve endlessly moves me. On behalf of the cast , the crew, the writers, directors and producers, thank you to Netflix, Warner Bros., and of course the fans. You did that, “he said in a statement.
The Rake executive produces alongside Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Jacqueline Levine and Len Goldstein. The show originates from Jeff Rake Productions and Compari Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television.
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The cast’s return has yet to be confirmed, but so far the show has starred Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, JR Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina, Parveen Kaur, Matt Long and Holly Taylor. .
The previous three seasons of “Manifest” are already available on Netflix nationally but will soon be added globally.
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