“Manifest” Was Just Saved By Netflix For A Fourth And Final Season After Fans Led A Campaign To Get The Show Renewed

#SaveManifest was a success!

Look no further for proof of the power of fandoms than Manifest viewers, who successfully saved their show through a social media campaign.

The three-season NBC drama was rescued by Netflix this morning, per Entertainment Weekly, and will end with a final season of 20 more episodes on the streaming service.

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The Jeff Rake–created series follows a group of airplane passengers whose flight reappears after being missing for five years. As they return to society, remnants of their journey begin revealing a deeper mystery. 

While the beloved show was canceled back in June, fans remained steadfast in resurrecting it, and Manifest stayed on Netflix’s most-watched list for weeks on end.

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The renewal news dropped at 8:28 a.m. PT on August 28, which fans are sure to recognize as a nod to Flight 828 on the show. In fact, many were guessing at a surprise announcement weeks in advance.

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“What started years ago as a flight of fancy deep in my imagination has evolved into the jet engine journey of a lifetime,” Rake said of the news in a statement, per EW. “Never in my wildest dreams could I have envisioned the worldwide outpouring of love and support for this story, its characters, and the team who work so hard to bring it all to life.”

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He continued, “That we will be able to reward the fans with the ending they deserve moves me to no end. On behalf of the cast, the crew, the writers, directors, and producers, thank you to Netflix, Warner Bros., and of course to the fans. You did this.”

While the show will end with a fourth and final season, Netflix will possibly break up its premiere into parts, similar to its approach for Lucifer, another popular Warner Bros. project saved by the streamer.

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Regardless of the potential delay, fans and stars of the series were thrilled at the announcement. In a quote-tweet of Deadline‘s article, star Josh Dallas wrote, “It’s all connected!!”

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Holly Taylor, who portrays Angelina Meyer, said, “AHHHHHHHHHH this would’ve never happened without the amazing #SaveManifest campaign led by the fans! It’s all you. Such exciting news.”

AHHHHHHHHHH this wouldve never happened without the amazing #SaveManifest campaign led by the fans! it’s all you. such exciting news 😍 #manifest https://t.co/nAOl4xxUCc

03:52 PM – 28 Aug 2021

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So did Ellen Tamaki, writing, “You’re all on the lifeboat with us!!!”

You’re all on the lifeboat with us!!! So excited for this incredible news- thank you for watching. #828 https://t.co/bzxxBE2lvs

03:30 PM – 28 Aug 2021

Ellen Tamaki / Netflix / Via Twitter: @ellentorii

@netflix THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU SOOO VERY MUCH. You couldn’t have gotten yourselves a better, more solid, MUCH DESERVING TV show to save and bring back! THANK YOU SO MUCH for coming through for us all!! #Manifest #SavedManifest

03:40 PM – 28 Aug 2021

Twitter: @lostalongthewae / Via Twitter: @lostalongthewae

I guess you can say the fans…manifested the show’s renewal. (Please clap.)

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