After weeks of speculation, it is now official that Netflix is commissioning season four of the cancelled NBC show Manifest. The supernatural drama will see a 20-episode series find its way onto the platform.
Following a commercial airliner that suddenly reappears after being missing for five years, only for the survivors to experience mysterious guiding voices in their heads, Manifest began in 2018 with its third and final series having aired in June 2021.
Passionate fans of the show, nicknamed ‘Manifesters’, have since inundated show creator Jeff Rake on social media with everything from praise to ideas about how to move a potential fourth series forward.
Now, Rake has returned to social media to deliver a statement that will have everyone excited. “What started years ago as a flight of fancy deep in my imagination has evolved into the jet engine journey of a lifetime,” read Rake’s 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, Warner Bros., and of course to the fans. You did this.”
Netflix’s head of global TV, Bela Bajaria, said of the show: “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.”