When NBC announced that the supernatural drama series Manifest had been canceled after a serious cliffhanger in the Season 3 finale, fans hoped that the show would find a new home on a different network or on a streaming service.
Netflix seemed to be a natural fit for the show to continue for Season 4. After all, the first two seasons had dropped on the streamer in early June of 2021, and the show was a mainstay on the Top 10 list in the United States for days.
However, about a week after the show was first axed, Deadline confirmed that the streaming giant had chosen not to move forward with Manifest. However, it looks like Netflix has changed its mind.
On Aug. 28, 2021, or "828 Day" to Manifest fans, Netflix announced that they would renew the show for Season 4. Here's everything you need to know about the latest renewal update!
'Manifest' Season 4 is officially coming to Netflix after a lot of negotiations.
An early Deadline report stated that producers were working towards cementing deals with the cast and writers in the case that the series would be picked up by Netflix.
According to the outlet, "complex negotiations" between Netflix and producing studio Warner Bros. Television were in the "home stretch."
A lot of viewers thought that Netflix would definitely look to continue the series based on the successes of past revived shows like Lucifer and You. The news that Netflix wasn't initially going to pick up the show came as a gut punch to many fans who had been drumming up support for the effort by using #SaveManifest on social media.
Luckily, the streamer has since changed its tune.
According to Deadline, Netflix has agreed to renew the show for a fourth and final season. The season will consist of 20 episodes split into two parts.
Fans were overjoyed at the news, and creator Jeff Rake's official statement about the show's renewal is both grateful and enthusiastic.
"What started years ago as a flight of fancy deep in my imagination has evolved into the jet engine journey of a lifetime,” Jeff said. “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."
He concluded by saying, "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."
Josh Dallas and Melissa Roxburgh are definitely coming back for Season 4!
The mysterious plane drama was produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Television, and the studio was initially not pursuing any other options for a fourth season.
When NBC first canceled the show, the actors' contracts expired, and they were all released to go after other work opportunities.
Thankfully, Deadline reported the actors' contracts have been renewed with significant pay increases for Season 4, and leads Josh Dallas and Melissa Roxburgh have already signed on for the season. The rest of the main cast are currently in negotiations but anticipated to join as well.
The first three seasons of Manifest are available to stream on Netflix now, and Season 3 is also on Peacock, Hulu, and NBC.com.