Will Netflix Pick Up 'Manifest'?

Manifest is a supernatural drama series starring Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J. R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina, Parveen Kaur, Matt Long, and Holly Taylor. The gripping drama follows the lives of missing passengers and crew of a Montego Air Flight 828 who reappear five years later after being presumed dead.

Will Netflix pick up Manifest?

Manifest first premiered in September 2018 on NBC, with 16 episodes in total.

The show returned for a second season in January 2020 and a third in April 2021.

Sadly, in June 2021, NBC announced Manifest would not be returning for a fourth season on the network.

However, NBC's tune changed after the first two seasons of Manifest landed on Netflix worldwide and shot to the top of the Netflix top 10 worldwide and number one on Nielsen ratings for six weeks, the audience measurement system operated by Nielsen Media Research.

Commenting on the show's success, creator Jeff Rake told Entertainment Weekly: "How strange for a show to seemingly be at the end of its rope and then suddenly it's the No. 1 series on Netflix for, I think it's 20 days in a row. I was well on my way through the stages of grief to process the premature ending of the story. Now I am basking in the rebirth of the show."

NBC entered talks with Netflix in July 2021 about a potential season 4 on the global streaming platform, reported Deadline.

At the same time, TV Line reported NBC had entered talks with Warner Bros. Television about a possible season 4.

Netflix is no stranger to saving canceled TV Shows, having stepped in to save plenty of other shows in the past, so it would not come as a huge shock if the streaming giant stepped in to save Manifest.

After all, Manifest was originally sold to NBC on the premise of six seasons, so creator Jeff Rake does have plenty of ideas for the show's future.

He also shared his hopes on Twitter that the show can be saved at a "new home."

He tweeted: "My dear Manifesters,

"I'm 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. Hoping to find a new home. You the fans deserve an ending to your story. Thanks for the love shown to me, cast, and crew. #savemanifest."

My dear Manifesters,

I’m 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. Hoping to find a new home. You the fans deserve an ending to your story. Thanks for the love shown to me, cast, and crew. #savemanifest

— Jeff Rake (@jeff_rake) June 15, 2021

Since then he has been mounting a #SaveManifest campaign on Twitter, with the hashtags #SaveManifest and #ASecondChance.

Rake recently shared a Deadline article on Twitter reporting Netflix was making deals with the cast and writers of Manifest. He vaguely captioned the post: "no comment." sending fans into a frenzy, with many taking to Twitter to share the #SaveManifest hashtag.

No comment. 😎 https://t.co/MRxI4ZWfhS

— Jeff Rake (@jeff_rake) August 19, 2021

Netflix has saved other shows in the past, largely off the back of huge social media campaigns.

For example, in 2018 Netflix saved the supernatural drama Lucifer after it was canceled by Fox after three seasons.

Following a huge #SaveLucifer campaign, Netflix renewed the show for two more seasons, with the fifth and final season airing in September 2020.

However, just weeks after the fifth series dropped, Netflix once again saved Lucifer from cancellation, reviewing the show for a sixth and final outing set for release on Friday, September 10.

Other shows Netflix has stepped in to save include Designated Survivor, Arrested Development and The Killing.

So while Netflix has not officially confirmed Manifest season 4 will be happening on its platform, things are looking very likely at the moment.

Newsweek has approached Netflix and NBC for comment on the show's future.

In the meantime, you can stream the first three seasons of Manifest Netflix now.

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Netflix is reportedly in talks to save Manifest Peter Kramer/NBC