Manifest showrunner, Jeff Rake, is opening up about what fans can expect in the fourth and final season of the series.
If you missed it, the series, which was cancelled by NBC a few months ago, was picked up by Netflix.
The series centered on the passengers of Montego Air Flight 828 after they disappear for five and a half years, only to return having no concept of how long they’ve been gone or where they’ve been.
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“It’s been a spectrum of emotions from June, when we got the bad news, to July, when we started sniffing the possibility of a future for us,” Jeff shared with Entertainment Weekly about the show’s pickup by Netflix. “Then there was a month of uncertainty where it looked like something might come together, but there were many hurdles to jump and so you manage your expectations.”
He added, “You’re hoping for the best but don’t want to go through a second round of disappointment. Thankfully I’ve had colleagues and family to accompany me along this journey, but the result is so incredible.”
Jeff did open up about what the show would look like in the final 20 episodes on Netflix, and promised that the endgame he has in mind will not change.
“I have always talked about three more seasons — and part of that was chronological, because it’s always been my goal get to the series finale in real time in accordance with the five and a half years that the passengers had back — and that might have to adjust somewhat depending on how these episodes roll out,” he shared. “The good news is I am absolutely confident that 20 episodes gives me enough time to tell the entirety of the story as I always intended to.”
Jeff continued, “When I’ve talked in the past about having a roadmap all the way to the end of series, that didn’t mean that I had a roadmap for literally every single episode. I have a roadmap with a series of twists and turns and flags in the sand that we would ultimately hit in order to tell the the core stories within our mythology and within our relationship drama.”
“So, it will not be a particularly difficult exercise to overlay that same exact roadmap onto 20 episodes. It will be quite organic.”
Previously, Jeff opened up about his Plan B for the show.