Following months of speculation, Netflix has officially announced a pick up of canceled NBC drama Manifest for a fourth and final season.
The speculative fiction drama series, which ran for 3 seasons on NBC before being canceled in June 2021, will now play out a supersized (20 episodes) fourth season on the streamer, providing a satisfying end for fans who campaigned for closure following word of the show’s demise.
“What started years ago as a flight of fancy deep in my imagination has evolved into the jet engine journey of a lifetime,” showrunner Jeff Rake said in a recent 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.”
Despite modest ratings on NBC’s own streaming platform, Peacock, Manifest proved a success story for Netflix, topping the streamer’s most-watched acquired series chart last month.
Netflix’s deal with Manifest producer Warner Bros. includes all previous seasons, in addition to the forthcoming season.
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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