One year after Netflix rescued former NBC series “Manifest” from cancellation, the show is gearing up to premiere its fourth and final season. The series was technically canceled by NBC in June 2021 but managed to find a home on Netflix after a successful fan campaign proved to be the show’s saving grace.
“What started years ago as a flight of fancy deep in my imagination has evolved into the jet engine journey of a lifetime,” “Manifest” showrunner Jeff Rake previously said in a press release about Netflix’s renewal. “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.”
On Sept. 24, leading up to the release of “Manifest”‘s fourth season, Netflix unveiled the first trailer, which promises that the show will finally reveal the big mystery behind Flight 828. In the clip, Ben (Josh Dallas) hints that the storm that swallowed the plane actually chose its passengers. Likewise, Ben’s sister, Michaela (Melissa Roxburgh), is convinced they have a much bigger role to play in the future than they ever imagined. “828 wasn’t an accident,” she says to Ben. “We’re supposed to save the passengers together.”
Considering where things left off in the shocking season three finale, “Manifest” more than deserves to give viewers closure. Not only was there a big character death, but it also featured a major twist that could lead to even more answers about what really happened on Flight 828.
To send off the show with the bang it deserves, Netflix is releasing a “super-sized” season four with 20 episodes (to be released in two parts), wrapping up any and all loose ends left dangling after the plane-crash drama’s abrupt season three ending. For those looking to get caught up, the first three seasons of the hit show are currently on Netflix.
For everyone else ready to lose themselves in the next chapter, read on to find out everything you need to know about Netflix’s plans for the grand finale of “Manifest” — including when season four will finally premiere.