With enough fan support, a series can be saved these days. Just use Manifest as an example. Ten weeks after the series was canceled by NBC, Netflix is saving it and giving fans a final season.
Manifest, a sci-fi drama, was axed a few weeks back and saw immense fan support. Even people like author Stephen King showed their support for the series. Now, Netflix will produce the fourth and final season of the show and release the previous three seasons globally.
“Since its premiere on Netflix in June, Manifest has proven very popular with our members,” said Bela Bajaria, Netflix head of global TV. “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.”
No one is more excited for this news than Manifest showrunner Jeff Rake, who is looking forward to concluding the story correctly.
“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.”
Deadline reports that original stars Josh Dallas and Melissa Roxburgh have closed deals for the final season. Parveen Kaur, J.R. Ramirez, Matt Long, and Jack Messina all remain in negotiations at the time of writing.
In Manifest, “when a plane mysteriously lands years after takeoff, the people onboard return to a world that has moved on without them and face strange, new realities.”