Manifesto saved by Netflix with a season 4

Canceled by NBC last June for lack of audiences, the high-concept series Manifest was finally saved at the last minute by Netflix, which offered it a fourth and final season.

Manifesto saved by netflix with a season 4
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Manifest will finally be entitled to a real end! After weeks of negotiations, Netflix has reached an agreement for a fourth and final season in XXL format for the sci-fi series. This rescue does not appear to be a total surprise. Indeed, we knew last July that Netflix was participating in the discussions for a possible rescue.

As a nod to Manifest fans – who have continued to “show” their support for the series since the announcement of its cancellation by NBC – Netflix went through its Twitter account to formalize the news:

The date of August 28, written 08/28 in the United States, refers to flight 828 of the series whose passengers have been missing for several years. Each year, fans of the series celebrate “828 Day” on August 28 at 8:28 am PT.

A rescue in extremis

The final season of the series created by Jeff Rake will consist of 20 episodes. As is customary for series on Netflix, this will be divided into several parts. Josh Dallas and Melissa Roxburgh signed their contracts for this season 4. JR Ramirez is, according to Deadline, also on the verge of signing while the rest of the cast are still in discussion.

This rescue in extremis remains nevertheless rare at present in the universe of the series. This comes after the campaign launched by Warner Bros TV, which produces the series, to find a new broadcaster.

This renewal was undoubtedly encouraged by the campaign to rescue fans with the hashtag #SaveManifest which was launched on Twitter and supported by the cast members and even Stephen King! This campaign has boosted viewing of the series on Netflix with more than a billion minutes viewed since its arrival on the platform in June.

Complicated discussions

Discussions were complicated by the question of the international distribution of the series. Netflix demands worldwide rights to all seasons of its productions, and Warner Bros. TV had previously sold Manifest – under the NBC banner – internationally market by market.

But Warner Bros and Netflix already had an example of a successful transfer with Lucifer. For now, it seems that the series will be available on Netflix at different times and under different conditions depending on the territories.

This final season will give fans answers after an untimely end, leaving questions unanswered as Jeff Rake designed the series to run for six seasons. He will have to revisit his plans to complete the passenger story of Flight 838 in four seasons.

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