Manifest Officially Renewed For 20-Episode Fourth & Final Season On Netflix

Manifest fans can breathe a sigh of relief. The missing plane drama has been given a second life on Netflix for a supersized fourth and final season. Season four will feature 20 episodes which are not expected to all be released at once but rather in parts à la Lucifer and the upcoming Money Heist. Prior seasons ranged from 13 to 16 episodes. The show was axed by NBC this summer despite a groundswell of support from fans.

Almost immediately after the cancellation, fans launched a #SaveManifest movement on social media and in viewership. When the first two seasons of the show arrived on Netflix

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in June, it quickly landed at number three in the United States before making its way to the number one spot. It became a fixture on Nielsen’s weekly streaming ranking, with six straight weeks of over 1 billion minutes viewed. The numbers dipped briefly but quickly rebounded after the addition of season three on the streaming plaform in August.

The supernatural drama series follows the lives of the crew and passengers of Montego Air Flight 828 from Jamaica to New York. The plane lands safely after a turbulent flight but the occupants disembark to find that more than five years have elapsed and not just a few hours. It stars Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas and Athena Karkanis. Deadline is reporting that Dallas and Roxburgh have already closed deals for the final season.

Showrunner Jeff Rake will once again be at the helm for the final run along with executive producers for the new season Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Jacqueline Levine, and Len Goldstein. No production schedule has been announced as yet but Rake is appreciative of the opportunity to give Manifest fans a proper conclusion.

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

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