After a particularly active support campaign to obtain a renewal of Manifest, the fans of the series got their way. Indeed, Netflix has just announced this Saturday, August 28, that a fourth season of 20 episodes has been ordered in order to bring a satisfactory conclusion to Jeff Rake‘s creation. This date was not chosen at random since the date 8/28 (in English format) is the number of the flight at the center of the mystery of the series Manifest.
For many weeks, hope had been high for Manifest fans. As revealed by Deadline at the end of July, Warner Bros TV was negotiating with NBC and Netflix in order to save the series from cancellation. It is finally the streaming giant that won the jackpot as it also gets the broadcast rights worldwide for the first three seasons according to information from TVLine.
Following this renewal, showrunner Jeff Rake wanted to thank Netflix, Warner Bros and of course the fans. He said: “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. 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, through the voice of Bela Bajaria, Head of Global TV at the streaming giant, said: “Since its premiere on Netflix in June, Manifest has proven very popular with our members. 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 fourth and final season of Manifest will span 20 episodes that will be divided into parts. After this rescue, the hardest part begins for Manifest fans: waiting until the airing of these final episodes.