‘Manifest’ Sets June Date For Netflix Finale – Watch Trailer
Jeff Rake’s supernatural drama premiered on NBC in 2018 and was canceled three years later. Enter: Netflix.
After being saved from landing by Netflix just two years ago, “Manifest” has nearly reached its final destination. NBC’s supernatural drama-turned-Netflix original will premiere the back half of its fourth and final season on June 2, the streamer announced Friday. The news was accompanied by a preview of the final episodes.
Created by Jeff Rake, “Manifest” debuted on NBC in September 2018. The series was a hit in its first season, attracting 10.3 million viewers for its pilot episode. The series continued to decline in numbers over the next two seasons, and NBC pulled the plug on the drama in June 2021.
While this cancellation would normally mark the end of a show’s flight plan, “Manifest” unexpectedly found new wings on Netflix. The streaming giant added all three seasons of “Manifest” in the same month NBC anchored the drama; the show quickly found a whole new audience on the streamer, with the first two seasons ranking high on Netflix’s inaugural weekly Top 10 TV Series chart.
In August 2021, Netflix picked up “Manifest” for a fourth and final full-length season consisting of 20 episodes (the second and third seasons each had 13). The first 10 episodes of season 4 were released on November 4, 2022 on Netflix.
It was all straight out of the “You” playbook; this series debuted its first season on Lifetime before becoming a Netflix original in 2019.
As the plethora of airplane puns suggests, “Manifest” revolves around a mysterious airplane flight, drawing inspiration from the seminal supernatural-mystery show ABC’s “Lost.” It focuses on the passengers and crew of Montego Air Flight 828, a 2013 commercial flight from Jamaica to New York City. During flight, the aircraft experiences severe but short-lived turbulence; when it lands, the passengers realize that while for them only hours have passed in the air, to the outside world five years have passed.
“Manifest” focuses on several passengers on Flight 828 as they rejoin society and struggle to reconnect with loved ones while dealing with mysterious visions and sounds that seem like premonitions of the future. Melissa Roxburgh and Josh Dallas star as brothers Mick and Ben Stone; additional cast: JR Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Ty Doran, Parveen Kaur, Matt Long, Holly Taylor and Daryl Edwards.
Rake executive produces Manifest with Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Jacqueline Levine, David Frankel, Joe Chappelle and Len Goldstein. The series was produced for Netflix by Warner Bros. Television.
Watch the trailer for the final 10 episodes of “Manifest” below.
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