TV Drama ‘Manifest’ Saved By Netflix Following Fan Campaign

‘Manifest’ is an NBC supernatural drama that follows the lives of a group of passengers on a flight that passes through some turbulence. Once they land at their destination, they discover five years have passed. As they adjust, some begin to hear voices “calling” them. The series was canceled by NBC, but has since been picked up by Netflix following a fan campaign that wished to see a proper ending for the show.
Show creator/executive producer Jeff Rake told EW in a statement, “What started years ago as a flight of fancy deep in my imagination has evolved into the jet engine journey of a lifetime.”
He continued, “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, Warner Bros., and of course to the fans. You did this.”
Netflix picked up the show from NBC and Warner Bros. Television for a final fourth season of twenty episodes.
Netflix head of global TV Bela Bajaria said, “Since its premiere on Netflix in June, Manifest has proven very popular with our members.”
He added, “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.”
‘Manifest’ stars Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina, Parveen Kaur, Matt Long, and Holly Taylor. So far only Dallas and Roxburgh have signed onto the final season.

Jacob Airey

Jacob Airey is a writer, nerd, YouTube host, movie reviewer, and pop culture critic. He started the website StudioJakeMedia.com in 2012 where he covers a vast variety of topics including film, TV, anime, music, and faith. He is also the author of The Seven Royals fantasy novel series.

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