Originally destined to be cancelled by NBC after streaming its third season on the network, Manifest has surpassed the expectations of the fans so far, especially after Netflix renewed it for a fourth season in the summer of 2021. For those unversed, the pilot episode of Manifest was where the journey of the show took off, featuring the Flight 828 take-off on NBC.
Ranked as the 9th top-rated show on NBC that season, the series was successful in gaining traction with the masses. Eventually, NBC ordered a second and a third season but unfortunately, the viewership plummeted over time.
NBC had to cancel the show after the Manifest season 3 finale since it was not receiving the expected critical acclaim. However, to give the show one last effort, Warner Brothers Television licensed seasons 1-2 to Netflix on June 10th, 2021.
With the arrival of Manifest seasons on Netflix, we all know the fate of the show. It was ranked in Netflix’s top 10s, which meant that the show deserved a second chance. On August 28, 2021 a deal was finalized for a super-sized final season of Manifest.
When it comes to the deal, Netflix made sure that they receive the global rights and that the core cast should come back since a majority of cast contracts had expired during that point.
With that said, Season 4 of Manifest as mentioned previously will be the final season. The show running duties will be handled by Jeff Rake and the show will be executively produced by Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Jacqueline Levine, and Len Goldstein.
Part 1 of the Manifest season premiered on Netflix on November 4th, 2022. That being said, episodes 11 through 20 are all set to premiere on the streaming platform in 2023. Here’s a full scoop on the same.
What is the production status of Manifest Season 4 Part 2?
Following the completion of the filming process of part 1 in April 2022, the filming for season 4 part 2 began. However, for some or the other reason, the show faced a hiatus of a few months. But it soon picked up again in June 2022. The filming reportedly took place in New York, which continued throughout the second half of 2022 and wrapped in early-to-mid October 2022.
📄• La lecture du tout dernier script de #Manifest s'est déroulé hier en compagnie du casting.
Final Boarding, épisode 20, saison 4, en 2023 sur @NetflixFR ✈️ pic.twitter.com/4dBLieJGWF
— Manifest France 🇫🇷 (@Manifest_France) September 21, 2022
What can we expect from Manifest Season 4 Part 2?
In the 10th episode of season 4, titled “Inversion Illusion”, we see the Sapphire shatter during the fight, which leads the US Government to initiate an Emergency Order to detain 828 passengers. Not only that, but Dr Gupta is leading a Registry team that breaks into Vance’s lab. At the same time, Zeke sacrifices his life to save Cal from leukemia. Towards the end, we see Angelina escaping with a piece of the Omega Sapphire stuck in her hand. In the end, we can infer that Cal is the only savior of humanity whereas Angelina has turned out to be the phoenix from the ashes.
In a conversation with EW, Jeff Rake, the showrunner said that the “second half (of season 4) is much more about the community of 828 passengers…Without giving away too much, we’ll be focused every episode on that larger community throughout the second block all the way up to the Death Date. It used to be 191 passengers. We’ve lost a few along the way. Now, will Ben and Michaela and Cal and Olive be at the center of that? They will be. We’ve talked about Ben and Michaela being the co-captains of the lifeboat of these passengers, and this final block will allow us to showcase them in that role more than ever because they’ll be interacting with that community of passengers every day, every episode.”
With regards to the cliffhanger in the end, Jeff Rake said, “It’s not just about the 191 passengers…we discover it’s about the whole world. These heroes and villains now realize that everything going on is much more important than just them, so the stakes are way up.”
In an interview with TV Line, Josh Dallas hinted at how characters’ lives will be threaded out in the end. He said, “For Ben, and for the rest of the Stone family, I think there is an element of trying to understand Angelina’s darkness to understand their own goodness and understand where her motivation and anger come from. Ben tries to do that to figure out his own place in this story.”
Daryl Edwards, when asked whether he was surprised by his character’s end by Netflix life, responds, “I was completely surprised. We did a table read and our director and showrunner pointed out something that I had missed and I was more shocked. I think you all are going to be rocked by the ending.”
How many episodes will there be in Manifest Season 4 Part 2?
As mentioned previously, the second part of Manifest season 4 will stream 10 episodes. Thanks to the script reveal on social media, we have managed to gather the writers and directors of these 10 episodes, along with the titles of two:
- Episode 411: Written by Jeff Rake & Simran Baidwa and directed by Romeo Tirone
- Episode 412: Written by Margaret Easley & Darika Fuhrmann and directed by Romeo Tirone
- Episode 413: Written by Matt K. Turner & Sumerah Srivastav and directed by SJ Main Muñoz
- Episode 414: Titled “Fata Morgana”; written by MW Cartozian Wilson and Ryan Martinez and directed by Claire Fowler
- Episode 415: Written by Laura Putney & Ezra W. Nachman and directed by Romeo Tirone
- Episode 416: Written by Matt K. Turner & Darika Fuhrmann
- Episode 417: Written by MW Cartozian Wilson & Sumerah Srivastav and directed by Bosede Williams
- Episode 418: Titled “Lift/Drag”; written by Ezra W. Nachman & Ryan Martinez and directed by Melissa Roxburgh
- Episode 419: Written by Simran Baidwan & Margaret Easley and directed by Melissa Roxburgh
- Episode 420: Written by Laura Putney & Jeff Rake and directed by Romeo Tirone
What is the release date of Manifest season 4 part 2?
At the time of writing this article, Netflix has not announced an exact release date for Manifest Season 4 part 2. However, we do know that the second part will come out in 2023. As per What’s on Netflix report, “The closest we’ve come to an exact release date was via Jeff Rake on a watch-along of season 4, part 1, when he revealed that they’re aiming for “Block two” to release in Spring 2023” (between March 20th and June 21st, 2023).
Thanks to all my peeps who joined in today! Hope you’ve all had as much fun as me! Block two coming this Spring! See you then! #Manifest
— Jeff Rake (@jeff_rake) January 22, 2023
As per the list of new releases coming this April, Netflix did not enlist Manifest Season 4 part 2, which suggests that the brand-new installment of the show might not be available for streaming in April. This leaves us with the show releasing sometime in May or June 2023.
Will there be a Manifest season 5?
As of now, a fifth season of Manifest seems far-fetched. The fourth season was presumably renewed to bring about a denouement to the storyline of the show. In a conversation with TV Line, showrunner Jeff Rake implicitly reveals the fate of the show, saying:
“You can expect us to return to lots of our open-ended Easter eggs and us answering [all the remaining questions] as many as possible; I’m hoping that you’ll find that we answered them all.”
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