The Lucifer approach was successful. Netflix read the room (and their own charts) and chose to pony up for a fourth and final season after Manifest fans made enough of a fuss over NBC’s cancellation (of the immensely popular, if not objectively good) series. Everyone will now learn the truth about what happened on Flight 828. Maybe? I’m crossing my fingers.
Mostly, I’d like to see a resolution to all the drama that has continued to pour after five years of humanity continued while the passengers blipped away, oblivious to it. Three seasons were filled with a cultish church and broken relationship aftermath, and one of the show’s more dissatisfied characters made my sh*t list. That’d be Detective Jared Vasquez, whose motives weren’t always clear when it came to Mick, but J.D. Ramirez appears to be a kinder person in general. To that end, he let fans know that Season 4 is in the works, and he has the proof in the form of an Instagram post.
“I’ve been working in this business for almost two decades now,” Ramirez wrote. “And I know to land a team of Cast n Crew that is as Collaborative, Dedicated and in my opinion (Most Importantly) ‘Ego Checked’ as these Beautifully Talented Humans are… well it RARELY happens.” He then added that the cast and crew are all feeling appreciative, and “he reality is ALL of This Magic is happening because of YOU guys! You guys made this happen!”
Yes, another batch of 20 episodes is on the way, thanks to the fans (including one Stephen King). According to Collider, each episode will have a budget of up to $5 million, which is a lot for a “cancelled” show. What a great example of a well-planned detour.