If you’ve been on Netflix recently, you definitely would have seen the trailers for Manifest.
Though it first premiered in 2018, the drama was added to Netflix in late 2021 and topped the charts, convincing Netflix to renew it for a fourth season. What a comeback, isn’t it?
Here’s everything you need to know about the drama:
An American Supernatural Drama Series
Manifest first premiered on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), with the pilot airing in September 2018. The drama is created by Jeff Rake, an American TV writer and producer who also worked on the popular legal-comedy drama, Boston Legal.
After the first season, NBC renewed the show for a second season in 2020, and then a third in 2021. After three seasons, the show was cancelled by NBC in June 2021.
That, fortunately, did not mark the end of Manifest, as it was added to Netflix in mid-2021. The show topped the charts, and its immense popularity made Netflix renew the show for a fourth (and final) season.
To our younger readers, the show is NC16, so you shouldn’t be watching it anyway. But to our readers above 16 years old, if the highly positive reviews can’t fully convince you to watch the show, here’s a spoiler-less summary of the plot.
Dead for More Than Five Years…But Actually Alive and Knows The Future?
If you have no idea what this show is about, I got your back.
Manifest starts off with a turbulent commercial flight from Jamaica to New York City. When they land safely in New York, the 191 passengers and crew are met with the shocking truth: over five and a half years have passed since the flight took off. Their loved ones have moved on without them, presuming them to be dead.
Yes, the five years reappearance thing does sound similar to a certain Marvel plotline. No, this show is not in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
As those aboard the plane try to reintegrate themselves into society, they begin to hear mysterious voices and visions of events yet to occur. A deeper supernatural mystery thus unfolds.
Each episode is around 40 to 45 minutes long. The first season has 16 episodes, while the second and third seasons have 13 episodes each.
Sounds pretty cool, doesn’t it? And if you’ve finished binging all 42 episodes available on Netflix, your next question will probably be…
Where is the Fourth Season?
The fourth (and final) season is reported to have 20 episodes split over multiple parts. It’ll be streamed exclusively on Netflix.
Filming for season four has already begun as early as November 2021, and it is expected to premiere sometime between May and June 2022.
If you’re a die-hard fan, here’s some good news: it is reported that Ty Doran and Daryl Edwards are promoted to become season regulars, while Josh Dallas, J.R. Ramirez, Melissa Roxburgh, Parveen Kaur, Luna Blaise, and Holly Taylor will all reprise their roles.
Matt Long reprised his role too, but fans would be sad to hear that he won’t be playing a big role in season four due to scheduling conflicts. Meanwhile, Athena Karkanis and Jack Messina will not be returning to their roles.
Season four is expected to provide viewers with closure, including explanations on what really happened in the flight and what happened to the aeroplane. So strap yourselves in, and get ready for one last wild ride ahead — coming to you in mid-2022!
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