Manifest is an American supernatural drama-based TV series. It is created by Jeff Rake. It is produced by Cathy Frank, Laura Putney, Margaret Easley, Harvey Waldman, and Marta Gene Camps its production companies are Compari Entertainment, Jeff Rake Productions, Universal Television, and Warner Bros. Television Distribution. It consists of 3 seasons with 42 episodes. Its first season was released on 24th September 2018, the second season was released on 6th January 2020, and the third one was released on 1st April 2021. It was released on NBC Network and Netflix.
It is one of the popular shows on Netflix. Despite being the fact that it is very popular but Manifest will not continue after it was ditched by the US broadcaster NBC. It was heard that the first two seasons have not been added for a long time to Netflix’s catalog in the United States.
Sneak Peak of the series Manifest
The series told us the story of the passengers of the flight who fly from Jamaica and had faced turbulence before landing in New York City. After this incident, five years have been passed out. Everyone thought all the passengers were dead. But some of the passengers came back and reintegrate into society. It was found that some of them experience bizarre voices and visions that seem they can predict the future.
It has been found that when the third season’s finale was launched on that very day it was added to Netflix and after just four days the show has got canceled officially. This led to a massive campaign which was done by the fans to “#SaveManifest”, due to number one position in the list, it can revive. Nellie Andreeva from Deadline has reported on 18th June that Netflix was searching for the possibility of reviving before the announcement of Netflix has passed on the show.
Reasons behind Netflix’s pass on
The post of Julia Alexander on IGN has stated that Netflix is well known for rescuing shows for a while. If we try to find out why, then there are many reasons available, but we are showing some of them.
It has been assumed that the first and the most important reason is cost. But recently we do not have specifics on the cost of Manifests as we know that it will play a pivotal role as the show still would be licensed just like Netflix. It seems that it will give up rights for all the seasons. As it is exclusively paying for, so on a long-term basis Netflix is going to the in-house projects to hold on to rights much longer.
The internal data of Netflix has shown that how sticky the show was. The ratings of TV have been reduced throughout the entire season. The first season has peaked at 18.40 million audiences, whereas the finale for the third season was only 4.62 million.
It also has stated that the main objectives of Netflix are the key to realize about their move to go forward. It is simply licensing to plug the rather TV content slate.
Renewal status outside of Netflix
It was seen that Netflix’s last-minute license could have been a last-ditch effort, and the show’s creator has put out a final word on Twitter. Don’t be hopeless, as Jeff Rake has told that there is the possibility of the film finale of some sort.