The news that Manifest had been saved by Netflix for a fourth and final season proved very popular with fans back in 2021 – and now we've been treated to a new trailer for the upcoming run.
The series had originally been cancelled by NBC in the middle of its third season, but following a fan campaign led by showrunner Jeff Rake, Netflix stepped in to save the day.
The final season will be split into two parts consisting of ten episodes each – with the first batch set to arrive in November – and the streamer debuted the trailer as part of its global fan event TUDUM.
The series follows the passengers of the believed to be missing Flight 828, which lands in New York five years after it was supposed to. As if being stuck in a time loophole wasn't bad enough, the passengers also begin to develop strange abilities.
So, when exactly will the final season actually land? And what will it be about? Read on for everything you need to know about Manifest season four.
Manifest season 4 release date: When is it coming to Netflix UK?
The first part of season 4 – which will consist of ten episodes – will arrive on the streamer on Friday 4th November 2022, with the remaining instalments then following at an as yet unannounced date.
It's still slightly unclear how the show's new Netflix home will impact UK viewers. Currently, Manifest seasons one to three are not available on the streamer in the UK. On this side of the Atlantic, they can be found on NOW for free or rented on Amazon Prime Video.
It would make sense for them to make their way to Netflix before the fourth series arrives, however.
Manifest season 4 cast
Josh Dallas and Melissa Roxburgh, who star as siblings and Flight 828 passengers Ben and Michaela Stone, will both be returning.
the rest of the core cast members are also expected to make a comeback, including Matt Long as Michaela's husband Zeke, Luna Blaise as Ben's daughter Olive, JR Ramirez as Jared Vazquez and Holly Taylor as Angelina Meyer.
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It's unclear at this stage whether Athena Karkanis will return as Ben's wife Grace following the events of the last season. Ben's son Cal appeared to have considerably aged in the last episode too, with Ty Doran likely taking over from Jack Messina.
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Why was Manifest cancelled?
NBC didn't get into specifics, but it's likely poor ratings are why Manifest was cancelled. Despite the show's low viewing figures on NBC, it remained one of the top viewed series on Netflix US when it was added to its library in June.
Following NBC's cancellation, Manifest creator Jeff Rake kickstarted the #savemanifest campaign on social media, with many of the show's cast joining in. The hashtag gained plenty of traction as a result, and a change.org petition to keep the show going received over 95,000 signatures.
Despite the campaign's success, it seemed that talks with Netflix had fallen through earlier in summer 2021. Luckily, Rake and the streamer announced the show would be coming back on 28th August.
"What started years ago as a flight of fancy deep in my imagination has evolved into the jet engine journey of a lifetime," Rake said in a statement via Entertainment Weekly. "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.
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"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 box Bela Bejaria added: “Since its premiere on Netflix in June, Manifest has proven very popular with our members. 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.”
Is there a trailer for Manifest season 4?
Yes – a trailer for the new run was released during Netflix's global fan event TUDUM in September 2022. You can check it out below:
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