Manifest Final Season Releasing on Netflix Soon
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Manifest Final Season Releasing on Netflix Soon

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BY October 5, 2022
When NBC cancelled Manifest in 2021, fans of the show felt very frustrated. After all, there were a ton of plot threads left to wrap up, the characterization that wasn’t complete, and unfinished storylines. And let’s not forget the unresolved cliffhangers! It seemed like we’d never get an end to these questions, so fans felt rather annoyed. Thankfully, however, Netflix came at the last minute and bought out the franchise from NBC and fans will watch Manifest final season!
When they did this, Netflix also ordered the Manifest final season as a way to finish up these storylines and create a fitting conclusion to the series. Currently, we know that Netflix will drop this final season at some point in 2022. We also know that it’ll be about 20 episodes long. So, to prepare for the end, fans internationally have been binge-watching the last few seasons.Every Tuesday, Netflix releases its “Top 10” charts which give fans information about which shows people have been streaming the most. In the most recent edition of this chart, Manifest ranked pretty highly amongst the English-language shows. In fact, the past few seasons were in the top 10 worldwide for the week! Manifest Season 1 ranked at number 5 for the week starting August 1st and ending August 7th. In total, this equals approximately 36 million hours of viewings from across the world. Clearly, people enjoy the show, and the Manifest final season definitely won’t be an exception to the rule!

Manifest Final Season

Manifest Final Season Image: Warner Brothers Television/ NBC Universal

The show Manifest deals with a missing plane of people that suddenly reappears after almost half a decade. However, no time has passed for the people on the plane. Instead, they seemingly jumped forward five and a half years into the future. When they arrive back, everyone has questions about where they went and what they were doing. Naturally, the passengers have no answers!

The show’s first few seasons dealt with the fallout of this return. Some of the characters realized how their loved ones’ lives had changed. Additionally, the passengers began hearing strange voices and unexplained premonitions of the future. Critics have drawn similarities between the show and the hit TV series Lost. So, the Manifest final season will finally answer some of these burning questions.

Initially, Jeff Rake, the creator of the series, was planning to take a similar route to Lost. He created a storyline for Manifest that he planned to complete after six seasons. However, when the cancellation news came, Rake was disappointed that this dream was dead. Thankfully, Netflix’s decision to revive the show for the Manifest final season is enough for Rake to finish the plot. In an interview, he said:

“The endgame won’t change at all. Those who’ve been tracking this story through June and July will remember that I was hopeful in the early weeks after the cancellation that someone would step up and allow us to make something as modest as a two-hour movie.”

As such, it’s great to see that we’ll get a fitting end to the series. It won’t be a rushed, ruined job!

Jeff Rake Interview

Manifest Final Season Image: Netflix

Initially, Rake thought Netflix would give him a limited number of episodes for the Manifest final season, so he prepared to finish the storyline with this.

“It would have been stressful and would not have been ideal, but I would have figured out my way through it. Given that I’ve had to go through the thought exercise this summer of how to get to the original endgame in two episodes, six episodes, or nine episodes, I feel like it’s an embarrassment of riches to have 20 episodes to tell the rest of the story.”

Rake also first tried for the Manifest final seasons:

“I have always talked about three more seasons — and part of that was chronological because it’s always been my goal to get to the series finale in real-time in accordance with the five and a half years that the passengers had back — and that might have to adjust somewhat depending on how these episodes roll out.”

Even so, Rake stated that the Manifest final season has enough episodes to finish the show.

The good news is I am absolutely confident that 20 episodes gives me enough time to tell the entirety of the story as I always intended to. When I’ve talked in the past about having a roadmap all the way to the end of the series, that didn’t mean that I had a roadmap for literally every single episode. I have a roadmap with a series of twists and turns and flags in the sand that we would ultimately hit in order to tell the the core stories within our mythology and within our relationship drama. So it will not be a particularly difficult exercise to overlay that same exact roadmap onto 20 episodes. It will be quite organic.”

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