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‘Manifest’ Gets More Runway as Netflix Orders 20 New Episodes for Final Season

After a long battle to rescue the popular series from cancellation, Manifest has finally been saved. In a move that comes after weeks of negotiations, Netflix has rescued the NBC drama, renewing it for a fourth and final season of 20 episodes. The deal, spurred on by fans’ passionate support of the show following its cancellation by NBC, will also give the streamer exclusive streaming rights to previous seasons of the mystery drama worldwide.

The series, starring Once Upon a Time’s Josh Dallas, originally premiered on NBC in 2018, telling the story of a flight full of passengers that disappeared in mid-air, only to land at its destination five years in the future. The science-fiction mystery received an uptick in attention over the past year, and fans were devastated to hear that NBC had cancelled the series in June, leaving them with heart-breaking cliff-hangers at the end of the third season.

No release date or returning cast have been announced for the series, but with cliff-hangers and the overarching story of Flight 828 to resolve, fans can expect at least a few beloved cast members to return. The final, super-sized season will also be presented in parts, though how the episodes will be divided also has yet to be determined.

Manifest also stars Melissa Roxburgh, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, and Luna Blaise, and is executive produced by Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Jacqueline Levine, and Len Goldstein. While fans wait in anticipation for its conclusion, the first three seasons of Manifest are available to stream on Netflix now.

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