Netflix emerged as the leading potential new home for Manifest after it was revealed last week that NBC canceled the series after three seasons. The arrival of the first two seasons of Manifest on the streaming service last Thursday led fans to believe that Netflix could pick up the show for a fourth season if a huge number of people would watch the series on the platform. Though Manifest quickly became the #1 most-watched Netflix show in the U.S., the streamer has ultimately decided not to save the missing-plane drama.
Just a couple of days after Deadline reported last Friday that talks between Manifest studio Warner Bros. TV and Netflix were ongoing as the streamer was evaluating the viability and financials of a possible pickup, the news outlet confirmed Monday night that the streaming giant opted not to order a fourth season of the show.
Sadly for fans and the cast and crew of Manifest, Netflix’s decision not to pick up the series reportedly marked the conclusion of Warner Bros. TV’s efforts to find a new home for the show. According to Deadline, pursuing other networks or streaming services would have involved navigating a maze of digital rights and cast options that have already expired.
Starring Josh Dallas, Melissa Roxburgh, JR Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina, Parveen Kaur, and Matt Long, among many others, Manifest centers on Montego Air Flight 828, which landed safely after a turbulent but routine flight. The crew and passengers were relieved, but in the span of those few hours, the world had aged five years. The returned passengers attempt to reintegrate into their old lives but soon find that they and their loved ones aren’t the same as they were. Things only get more difficult when they begin to see flashes of the future they refer to as “callings.”
Manifest was created by Jeff Rake with a six-season plan in mind. But now that the series is officially dead, fans will never find out what happens next following the huge cliffhanger at the end of season 3 finale, unless, of course, Rake decides to continue the story in other forms.