Manifest fans, you have a big reason to celebrate.
It has been officially announced that the supernatural mystery series—which was abruptly canceled back in June—will be picked up for a fourth and final season at Netflix. The news was broken by Entertainment Weekly, who reported that the streaming service had ordered 20 more episodes of the series.
In a press statement, the show's creator, Jeff Rake, 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.”
He continued his message by saying, “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.”
Manifest follows a group of people who embark on a flight that re-emerges five years into the future...but no one on board has any knowledge of what happened. The gripping drama has developed a cult following, and the fans are largely to thank for its continuation. When NBC announced that the third season of the show would be its last, viewers quickly sent the series to #1 on Netflix and it remained in the streaming site's list of top shows for weeks.
This action was in part due to a tweet from Rake, which said, “My dear Manifesters, I’m devastated by NBC’s decision to cancel us. That we’ve been shut down in the middle is a gut punch to say the least. Hoping to find a new home. You the fans deserve an ending to your story. Thanks for the love shown to me, cast, and crew. #savemanifest.”
Not long after the show's cancellation and Rake's message, the third season of the show was surprise-dropped on Netflix, and once again, the series jumped back into the number-one spot. There was speculation a few weeks ago that the drama might be returning, but no official announcement had been made until now.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the series is reportedly being released in “parts to be determined,” which means that we might not get all the episodes at once.
But, we're just happy that we'll get to see these characters return for one more season.
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