"We will be able to reward the fans with the ending they deserve," says Manifest showrunner.
In a win for fans, Manifest has been rescued for a fourth and final season.
Netflix has renewed the series following the popularity of early seasons on its platform, combined with an active fan campaign on social media.
“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.”
“What started years ago as a flight of fancy deep in my imagination has evolved into the jet engine journey of a lifetime,” said showrunner Jeff 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.”
The final season will comprise 20 episodes but there is media speculation it may be split and play out over a longer period.
The deal also includes season three of the series screening on Netflix as well.
Manifest screens in Australia through Nine which will likely remain the premiere broadcaster.
Source: Hollywood Reporter