There are enough fans out there who were decently loud in June this year when NBC decided to cancel the Manifest and leave it without ending the story with the wicked cliffhangers. For us, who followed the series for three seasons, it was horrible to find out we were left with no answers as to what actually happened on that famous flight 828.
After NBC refused to order a series for the fourth season, showrunner Jeff Rake started an online campaign while Warner Bros. TV was trying to find a new home for its supernatural drama. Netflix initially questioned the field and gave up, only to eventually provide a lifeline after extended negotiations and order 20 new episodes.
“What started many years ago as a flight deep in my imagination has evolved into a journey of a lifetime. Even in my wildest dreams, I could not imagine a worldwide outpouring of love and support for this story, its characters and the team that is working so hard to bring it all to life. The fact that we will be able to reward the fans with the ending they deserve is extremely moving. On behalf of the cast, screenwriter, director, producers and the rest of the team, I thank Netflix, Warner Bros. and of course the fans. You made this happen.”– Jeff Rake
For the final season of Manifest, a release date has not yet been set, nor has the return of the cast been confirmed, which is expected to return, at least for the most part. What we do know is that 20 episodes will be released in several parts, although it has not been revealed whether it will be two or more.
The first three seasons of the series will become available for viewing on Netflix in the coming months.
Couldn't let a day as significant as today go uncelebrated.— Netflix (@netflix) August 28, 2021
Manifest will officially return for a super-sized fourth and final season, only on Netflix! pic.twitter.com/HGns7vCvhX