Netflix has signed up for a fourth and final season of drama Manifest. The first three seasons ran on NBC, and the show was canceled in June. Manifest has had substantial viewership on Netflix.
In fact, it's the most streamed show in the U.S. so far this year, according to Nielsen
The fourth season will have 20 episodes, Netflix shared on Twitter.
And probably not a coincidence: Netflix chose to renew the show about Montego Air Flight 828 on ... 8/28.
"Couldn't let a day as significant as today go uncelebrated. Manifest will officially return for a super-sized fourth and final season, only on Netflix!" the streaming service said on its official Twitter handle.
Premiering in 2018, Manifest follows passengers on Flight 828 from Jamaica to New York. The flight is turbulent and the passengers, who are presumed dead, realize several years have passed when they land. They also learn they have special powers upon landing.
The Manifest cast includes Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez and Luna Blaise.
Jeff Rake, Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Jackie Levine and Len Goldstein are executive producers. When the show was canceled, Rake said on Twitter he was , "devastated by NBC's decision to cancel us. That we’ve been shut down in the middle is a gut punch to say the least.”
Rake has rallied the show's many supporters on social media to help Manifest find a new home.
Warner Bros. Television produces Manifest with Universal Television, Campari Entertainment and Jeff Rake Productions.
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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