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Netflix Announces A Fourth – And Final – Season Of Drama ‘Manifest’

By News Creatives Authors , in Business , at August 28, 2021

After months of speculation, Netflix has announced the pickup of canceled NBC sci-fi drama Manifest from Warner Bros. Television for a fourth – and final – season. Twenty new episodes, which will be presented in parts to be determined, have been ordered.

The deal also includes previous seasons of Manifest to premiere on Netflix around the world in the coming months. A total of 42 episodes were produced in its three season (2018-21) run on NBC.

Netflix stepped up to the plate following the success of Manifest in encore telecasts on the streaming service (despite the modest traditional ratings via Nielsen Media Research on the Peacock net).

“Since its premiere on Netflix in June, Manifest has proven very popular with our members,” noted Bela Bajaria, Netflix Head of Global TV 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.”

The series logline: When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. Yet in the span of those few hours, the world had aged five years — and their friends, families and colleagues, after mourning their loss, had given up hope and moved on. Now, faced with the impossible, they’re all given a second chance. But as their new realities become clear, a deeper mystery unfolds and some of the returned passengers soon realize they may be meant for something greater than they ever thought possible in this emotionally rich, unexpected journey into a world grounded in hope, heart, and destiny.

Manifest is produced by Jeff Rake Productions and Compari Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television. Also executive producing are Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Back to the Future movies), Jack Rapke (Cast Away, The Polar Express, What Lies Beneath), Jacqueline Levine (Flight, Project Blue Book, Allied), and Len Goldstein (All Rise, Hart of Dixie, The Carrie Diaries)

“What started years ago as a flight of fancy deep in my imagination has evolved into the jet engine journey of a lifetime,” said Jeff Rake also in a statement. “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. 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.”

Manifest stars Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luma Blaise, Jack Messina, Paveen Kaur, Matt Long and Holly Taylor.

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