10 Shows Like ‘Manifest’ to Watch Ahead of the Season 4 Premiere

This just in: The first part of Manifest season 4 is hitting Netflix on November 4. The sci-fi drama follows a group of airplane passengers who land five years in the future after boarding a flight from Jamaica. Although it was originally canceled by NBC, the streaming service saved the day and picked it up for another season.

While we wait for the season 4 premiere, we’re turning to shows like Manifest to keep us entertained. From The Watcher to Fringe, read on for ten more titles you’ll enjoy.

1. Flashforward

  • Cast: Joseph Fiennes, John Cho, Jack Davenport, Zachary Knighton

What would happen if everyone on the planet caught a glimpse of themselves six months in the future? This series tackles the question in such a fascinating way, and like Manifest, it expertly balances sci-fi and suspense with drama. When a mysterious event causes nearly everyone to simultaneously black out and see their future for two minutes, an elite team of FBI agents try to investigate what really happened.

2. The Watcher

  • Cast: Naomi Watts, Bobby Cannavale, Jennifer Coolidge

The show doesn’t have any sci-fi elements, but it’s just as eerie as Manifest. When a married couple (Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale) move into a massive suburban home, it doesn’t take long for them to learn more about the strange neighbors and odd history connected to the house.

3. Lost

  • Cast: Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia, Maggie Grace

Many have dubbed Manifest the new version of Lost, and for good reason. Both shows have supernatural elements, are character driven and start off with a mysterious airplane incident. But in this case, we follow a group of passengers who are stuck on a mysterious island after a plane crash.

4. Dark

  • Cast: Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci, Julika Jenkins

It’ll start off giving you Stranger Things vibes, since it centers on the aftermath of a child's mysterious disappearance. However, the series is much darker and more complex than you’d expect. Though the overall tone is very different compared to Manifest, it involves time travel and packs a lot of tension and mystery.

5. The Returned

  • Cast: Anne Consigny, Frédéric Pierrot, Clotilde Hesme, Céline Sallette

Inspired by the French film They Came Back, this series follows a number of dead residents of a small-town who mysteriously come back to life and try to resume living as if nothing happened. What could possibly go wrong?

6. Into the Night

  • Cast: Jan Bijvoet, Nabil Mallat, Pauline Etienne, Laurent Capelluto

One can argue that this series isn't a lot like Manifest, but it does involve a fascinating, plane-related mystery that'll have you feeling both confused and mildly intrigued. A group of passengers on a hijacked plane discover that their only chance of survival is staying on board and avoiding the sun’s fatal rays.

7. Fringe

  • Cast: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Jasika Nicole

Lost meets The Twilight Zone in this compelling sci-fi series, which follows the fictional Fringe Division of the FBI as they investigate a number of mysterious occurrences connected to a parallel world.

8. The Leftovers

  • Cast: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler

Based on Tom Perrotta's book of the same name, The Leftovers explores the fallout of the sudden disappearance of 140 million people around the globe. If you're partial to thought-provoking mysteries that touch on deeper issues like religion and sexuality, then this show is right up your alley.

9. The OA

  • Cast: Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson, Phyllis Smith

While Manifest follows a group of passengers who return after a five-year disappearance, The OA centers on one young girl who, after disappearing for years, returns home with new abilities—and a plan to carry out a secret mission.

10. Invasion

  • Cast: William Fichtner, Eddie Cibrian, Kari Matchett, Lisa Sheridan

This show is like a cross between Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Lost. After a huge hurricane hits a small town in Florida, strange creatures begin to take over the bodies of random residents. Watch for the creepy storyline and constant build-up of suspense.

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