‘Manifest’ renewed for 4th season by Netflix following high streaming numbers

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I’ve been hearing about Manifest for a while, I know Dustin at Pajiba loves it to mock it, but I didn’t start watching it until last week. At three episodes in I worried that I was going to get too attached and not get a resolution. I don’t think it’s spoilery to say that the show did not resolve the central mystery after three seasons and a cancellation by NBC. Fans have been calling for a streaming service to pick it up, and it looked like it was a goner when Netflix passed on another season in June. Now that so many people are streaming it Netflix has since reneged on that decision. They’re bringing back Manifest for 20 episodes in a fourth and last season.

Manifest is taking one last flight after NBC canceled the sci-fi series earlier this summer, three seasons in.

The series has officially been saved by Netflix, which has renewed the show for a supersized fourth and final season. The concluding chapter will consist of 20 episodes, wrapping up the story of Montego Air Flight 828 and its passengers, who mysteriously went missing for more than five years without aging a single day.

“What started years ago as a flight of fancy deep in my imagination has evolved into the jet engine journey of a lifetime. Never in my wildest dreams could I have envisioned the worldwide outpouring of love and support for this story, its characters, and the team who work so hard to bring it all to life. That we will be able to reward the fans with the ending they deserve moves me to no end,” said creator Jeff Rake in a statement. “On behalf of the cast, the crew, the writers, directors, and producers, thank you to Netflix, to Warner Bros., and of course to the fans. You did this.”

Netflix made the announcement on Saturday for 828 Day, an unofficial holiday for Manifest fans, celebrating Flight 828 on August 28. The news comes as a Change.org petition to save the show has surpassed 95,000 signatures.

“Since its premiere on Netflix in June, Manifest has proven very popular with our members,” Bela Bajaria, Netflix Head of Global TV, said in a statement. “Jeff Rake and his team have crafted a beguiling mystery that has viewers around the world on the edge of their seats and believing again in second chances, and we’re thrilled that they will bring fans some closure with this final super-sized season.”

Manifest stars Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J. R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina, Parveen Kaur, Matt Long, and Holly Taylor, to name a few.

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I think all the controversy over the show getting canceled led more people to watch it. My friends are watching it, which got me into it. (Thanks April and Zakia!) It’s the number five most popular show on Netflix now and they know there’s a lot of money to be made in another season. I’m happy for the fans and I’m now up to episode seven! It’s dumb and is starting to get weird, but I need a mindless show to keep me occupied until 9-1-1 comes back next month.

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