‘Manifest’ May Be Saved As Netflix, NBC Eye New Season Of Canceled Series

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Deadline 20 July, 2021 - 05:33pm 5 views

Why did they cancel manifest?

NBC said they canceled Manifest to make room for the new L & O. Now that they decided not to go forward with it, they can go back with Manifest!! tvline.com'Manifest' Uncancelled? NBC, Netflix May Renew Series for Season 4

We may have a repeat of 2017 when NBC canceled Timeless after one season but reversed its decision days later following fan outcry. Manifest, another high-concept NBC drama with passionate fan base that started its run in the high-profile Monday 10 PM slot, also could get resurrected following its cancellation by the network.

A month after the missing plane drama was axed by NBC after three seasons and Netflix opted not to pick it up, NBC is in conversations with Manifest studio Warner Bros TV about a possible renewal, sources tell Deadline. In an intriguing twist, I hear Netflix also has resumed talks with Warner Bros TV about a fourth season on the streamer and they have been picking up momentum.

The conversations are happening as Manifest Season 1 and Season 2 viewership continues to surge on Netflix in the U.S. and the #SaveManifest fan campaign remains strong. Reps for Warner Bros TV, Netflix and NBC declined comment.

Two other things happened since NBC on June 14 canceled Manifest, the highest-rated on linear among the network’s four bubble shows by a wide margin, especially in total viewers.

The network’s planned eight-episode Season 5 pickup of Good Girls fell through at the last minute over cast-deal issues, and NBC on June 25 announced that Good Girls would not be coming back after all.

On July 15, NBC revised its fall 2020 schedule, revealing that ordered new spinoff series Law & Order: For the Defense was not moving forward, with veteran The Blacklist taking the drama’s Thursday 8 p.m. slot.

The two moves freed up funds in NBC’s 2020-21 drama series budget and opened up holes on the schedule, which is believed to have helped reopen renewal talks with Warner Bros TV on Manifest.

Meanwhile, I hear Netflix has restarted talks after passing on the show in June as Manifest has been showing great resilience, remaining in the daily top 10 for more than a month and topping the Nielsen streaming ratings in its first week of release on the platform.

There are complicating factors, most notably international distribution for the series. Netflix typically wants global rights for its originals, and Warner Bros TV already has sold Manifest internationally market by market (Season 3 just launched in the UK on Sky.)

That would also be an obstacle to a potential combo NBC-Netflix pact in the mold of the agreement on Good Girls, which included Netflix controlling international rights in addition to domestic full-season streaming.

But Manifest has been too big of a hit in the U.S. for Netflix to not pursue it. Additionally, Warner Bros TV have a working template for successfully moving a canceled broadcast drama to the streamer and overcoming international distribution obstacles with Lucifer, so I hear there is a path to make a deal for Manifest if both sides can reach an agreement.

Manifest creator Jeff Rake, who had kept fans engaged with live-tweeting sessions and trivia contests, appeared to be hinting at possible new developments. On July 12, he started retweeting stories about Manifest‘s strong performance on Netflix with captions like “The case for renewal” and “The case of renewal builds,” repeatedly asking fans to “keep the faith,” telling them Monday that “you are being heard.” Rake has this tweet pinned at the top of his feed:

I’m not giving up. Keep the faith. #SaveManifest

— Jeff Rake (@jeff_rake) July 14, 2021

And, following a Showbiz 411 story earlier today, which first reported about NBC’s renewed interest in Manifest, Rake posted this:

Lots of speculation out there. No comment. Other than, if the impossible happens and the dead rise again, it’s because of YOU.#SaveManifest

— Jeff Rake (@jeff_rake) July 20, 2021

The cancellation marked a premature ending for Manifest, leaving unanswered questions and unresolved Season 3 finale cliffhangers for the series, which had been conceived by Rake for a six-season run.

Manifest stars Josh Dallas, Melissa Roxburgh, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina, Parveen Kaur and Matt Long. I hear the cast is no longer under options and there are no ongoing conversations, but all have participated in the #SaveManifest campaign and have expressed their willingness to come back.

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Manifest Season 4 May Happen On NBC Or Netflix After All

Screen Rant 21 July, 2021 - 11:11am

As has become common practice for unceremoniously cancelled shows, fans rushed to save Manifest with hashtags on social media. The series was shopped to various streaming services, with Netflix emerging as a major contender. Hopes for a Manifest renewal faded after a week, though, when Netflix passed on the show. At the time, series creator Jeff Rake vowed to get closure for fans, even if it took years and took the form of a Manifest movie. Now, there's a chance he might not have to wait so long.

According to Deadline, the powers that be are taking another look at Manifest. NBC has started up talks once again with the show's studio, Warner Bros. TV, about possibly renewing it for season 4. Additionally, Netflix has also resumed talks with the studio, and they are said to be picking up momentum. In the case of the former, the confirmed cancellation of Good Girls and the passing on pilot Law & Order: For the Defense have opened up spots on NBC's fall schedule and in their budget, perhaps paving the way for Manifest to find a way back.

This news will bring back a glimmer of hope for the Manifest fans who have stuck by the show in the weeks since its cancellation. It isn't impossible for a cancelled show to see a resurrection like this, but it doesn't happen nearly as often as audiences would like. This doesn't mean Manifest is for sure coming back, but renewed talks on two different fronts are positive signs. Manifest fans haven't given up, and those in charge are taking notice. Time will tell if these efforts pay off.

Manifest may be resurrected for a fourth season

Daily Mail 21 July, 2021 - 11:11am

By Brian Gallagher For Dailymail.com

Just over a month after NBC canceled Manifest and Netflix passed on reviving the show, a fourth season may actually happen.

The series, which stars Melissa Roxburgh and Josh Dallas, was canceled on June 14, just four days after the Season 3 finale aired, with Netflix passing on reviving the show just a week later.

Now the tables have seemingly turned in Manifest's favor, with both NBC AND Netflix both in talks with Manifest producer Warner Bros. Television, via Deadline.

Back from the dead: Just over a month after NBC canceled Manifest and Netflix passed on reviving the show, a fourth season may actually happen

Talks: Now the tables have seemingly turned in Manifest's favor, with both NBC AND Netflix both in talks with Manifest producer Warner Bros. Television, via Deadline 

NBC's reinvigorated interest in the show comes as fans have launched a #SaveManifest campaign on social media, but also as the network has faced a sudden deficiency in their lineup.

The network's planned Season 5 renewal of their hit drama series Good Girls fell through at the last moment due to cast issues, with the network revealing officially on June 25 that the show won't be back.

Their planned Law & Order spin-off Law & Order: For the Defense was also taken off the fall schedule last week, with the show not moving forward at all.

Campaign: NBC's reinvigorated interest in the show comes as fans have launched a #SaveManifest campaign on social media, but also as the network has faced a sudden deficiency in their lineup

With these two new holes in their schedule (and freed up money in their budget), NBC is believed to have reinstated renewal talks.

Of the network's four 'bubble' shows - along with Good Girls, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist and Debris, which were all canceled - Manifest had by far the highest ratings, particularly in total viewers.

At the same time, viewership of the first two seasons on Netflix have surged, with the show holding fast in the streaming service's daily top 10 for a month, while also topping the Nielsen streaming ratings.

Renewal: With these two new holes in their schedule (and freed up money in their budget), NBC is believed to have reinstated renewal talks

Still, nothing is official yet, and there may be complications for Netflix, which typically acquires global rights to their shows, and Manifest has already been sold internationally, market-by-market.

It's worth noting that Warner Bros. TV did manage to avoid these issues to resurrect Lucifer on Netflix from Fox, so there is said to be a 'path' to a deal happening.

Manifest was created by Jeff Rake (The Mysteries of Laura), following an airplane that went missing for five years which suddenly returns with all of its passengers intact.

Complications: Still, nothing is official yet, and there may be complications for Netflix, which typically acquires global rights to their shows, and Manifest has already been sold internationally, market-by-market

Missing: Manifest was created by Jeff Rake (The Mysteries of Laura), following an airplane that went missing for five years which suddenly returns with all of its passengers intact

Rake has said to have a six-year plan for the show, which was ended abruptly when NBC canceled the show half-way through.

The creator has been keeping his fans apprised with cryptic updates, the latest of which indicated the fan-led #SaveManifest would be directly responsible for a fourth season.

Rake tweeted, 'I'm not giving up. Keep the faith #SaveManifest' on July 14, and on Tuesday, when reports of Manifest returning first surfaced, he said, 'Lots of speculation out there. No comment. Other than, if the impossible happens and the dead rise again, it’s because of YOU. #SaveManifest'

Update: The creator has been keeping his fans apprised with cryptic updates, the latest of which indicated the fan-led #SaveManifest would be directly responsible for a fourth season

Reports: When reports of Manifest returning first surfaced, he said, 'Lots of speculation out there. No comment. Other than, if the impossible happens and the dead rise again, it’s because of YOU. #SaveManifest'

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When will ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Season 8 be on Netflix?

What's on Netflix 21 July, 2021 - 11:11am

Created by Michael Schur and Dan Goor, the series originally began its life on Fox before heaving the rug pulled beneath it and eventually moving over to NBC for seasons 6 through 8.

It’s been a long wait between seasons 7 and 8 due to various issues but the eighth season will finally begin airing on August 12th and wrap up in mid-September 2021. It’s the first time the show has ever run during the summer and is being done to coincide with the Olympics. The show also had numerous episodes rewritten due to the murder of George Floyd in 2020.

We’ve covered this in the past but if you’re in the US and looking at this article, you may be wondering what’s going on here.

Netflix didn’t manage to pick up the domestic streaming rights for Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Those rights are exclusive to both Hulu and Peacock Premium (it’s not available on the free tier) with all 7 seasons streaming as of the time of publishing.

With the show coming to an end, however, it’s likely that we’ll likely hear where the long-term future of the show will be. Our best guess is that Peacock will continue to be streaming the show with others potentially carrying it alongside them too.

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As Unogs reports, over 37 international regions of Netflix carry the show although it’s not marketed as a Netflix Original.

In most regions of Netflix, you’ve been along the for the ride for the entire show starting in 2014. Netflix UK for instance has gotten new seasons near enough every year. Most other regions also get the show on an annual basis but does slightly differ from region to region.

Season 7, for example, landed on Netflix UK in March 2021 whereas Netflix Canada got it in April 2021.

For the past three years (since the show moved to NBC), Netflix has gotten new seasons in Spring the following year.

That should mean we see season 8 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine by March or April 2022 on Netflix outside of the United States.

With it being the final season it could come earlier but we’ll keep you posted on that.

Are you looking forward to checking out season 8 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Netflix? Let us know in the comments.

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Manifest: Lucifer showrunner Joe Henderson helps #SaveManifest campaign

Netflix Life 21 July, 2021 - 11:11am

MANIFEST -- "Destination Unknown" Episode 308 -- Pictured: Josh Dallas as Ben Stone -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/Warner Brothers/NBC)

Since Manifest was canceled by NBC about a month ago, fans of the show have been fighting every day to #SaveManifest. And there’s a fellow fan out there that Lucifans are very familiar with.

After its cancellation, two of the three seasons of Manifest were added to Netflix a couple of days later. The show immediately gained new fans, almost breaking the record by holding the number one spot in Netflix’s Top 10 list. With its obvious popularity, fans were hopeful the streaming service would save the show.

Netflix initially passed on Manifest season 4, but it looks like they’re reconsidering. And who can blame them? The way the show has skyrocketed on the streaming platform is so impressive! Deadline reports that both NBC and Netflix are in talks to possibly pick up the show once again.

Getting to this point has all been thanks to the fans, and there’s someone else who’s lending their support. It’s Lucifer co-showrunner, Joe Henderson!

Henderson tweeted his support to Manifest showrunner Jeff Rake and wished him luck in the possible renewal of the show.

This is so damn (potentially) cool. Fingers crossed for you @jeff_rake!! https://t.co/2Qi88jhTcV

— Joe Henderson (@Henderson_Joe) July 20, 2021

Like Manifest, the devilish show was canceled by Fox after three seasons. Both shows also ended on big cliffhangers, which further disappointed fans of each show. But Netflix swooped in and saved Lucifer and they most definitely don’t regret that decision! It’s become one of Netflix’s most popular shows.

Manifest’s first two seasons have been doing very well on Netflix. The show is still on the Top 10 list. If Netflix does pick it up, I don’t doubt that Manifest will do just as great as Lucifer.

It’s so great to see two of my favorite fandoms coming together and showrunners supporting each other. The filming industry can be difficult and the competition is high. Seeing this support from Henderson is really heartwarming.

Rake’s initial vision was a six-season story for Manifest, but if we can at least get one more season to wrap up the story and finally get those answers on what happened to Flight 828, I’ll be happy.

Hang in there Manifesters! There’s still hope Manifest season 4 will take flight!

What do you think about Henderson’s support? Should Netflix save Manifest? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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Actually, maybe Netflix and NBC will bring back Manifest

The A.V. Club 21 July, 2021 - 11:11am

Series creator Jeff Rake tweeted about the potential of the show coming back today, choosing not to offer a comment beyond saying that “if the impossible happens and the dead rise again, it’s because of YOU.” Like we said, vaguely Christian.

'Manifest' May Not Be Cancelled After All | 710 WOR

iHeartRadio 21 July, 2021 - 11:11am

There's new hope for the series that has everyone talking. It's been a month since Netflix canceled the series. After the hit show was canceled by NBC after three seasons, there were rumors that Netflix was interested in saving it. However discussions of that have seemingly died down.

Now, Manifest may actually be saved by both NBC and Netflix! Seasons 1 and 2 are hugely popular on Netflix right now and there's even a #SaveManifest campaign going online that hasn't slowed down. There has been big changes at NBC recently which may allow the network the opportunity to bring Manifest back for a season 4! Deadline, is reporting that NBC has given interest in bringing it back while Netflix has been in talks with Warner Bros. “Netflix also has resumed talks with Warner Bros. TV about a fourth season on the streamer and they have been picking up momentum.”

No one from Netflix, NBC, or Warner Bros has commented on the show's return.

The TV Show "Manifest" Might Be Saved. Details Here. | REAL 92.3

KFI AM 640 21 July, 2021 - 11:11am

It's been a month since Netflix canceled the series that was picked up by Netflix, and now talks to bring the series back are heating up as Netflix and NBC look to bring the series back. 

Seasons 1 and 2 are gaining popularity on Netflix and there's a #SaveManifest campaign that hasn't slowed down. 

No one from Netflix, NBC, or Warner Bros has commented on the show's return. 

Netflix Might Save ‘Manifest’ After All

Hollywood Reporter 21 July, 2021 - 10:10am

By James Hibberd

NBC’s canceled airline mystery drama series is back in play after being axed by the network in May after three seasons.

Netflix airs the first two seasons of the show, yet the streamer initially passed on the chance to rescue the Warner Bros. series.

Since then, Manifest has kept pulling in viewers on the platform, promoting Netflix to reconsider their position and engage in talks with the studio, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed (Deadline first reported the development). So, fans might get a fourth season that solves that finale cliffhanger after all.

Meanwhile, showrunner Jeff Rake is keeping the fandom engaged on Twitter and encouraging the #SaveManifest campaign:

Lots of speculation out there. No comment. Other than, if the impossible happens and the dead rise again, it’s because of YOU.#SaveManifest

— Jeff Rake (@jeff_rake) July 20, 2021

I’m not giving up. Keep the faith. #SaveManifest

— Jeff Rake (@jeff_rake) July 14, 2021

Manifest is about a plane that mysteriously lands years after takeoff and its passengers return to a world that has moved on without them. It stars Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas and Athena Karkanis.

Netflix and Warner Bros. declined to comment.

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