Today, August 28th at 8:28am PT/11:28am ET Netflix announced that Manifest Season 4, Part 1 will premiere on the streaming service November 4, 2022. You can watch the date announcement below.
Manifest Season 4 will be released in two parts consisting of 10 episodes each. When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. Yet in the span of those few hours, the world had aged five years – and their friends, families and colleagues, after mourning their loss, had given up hope and moved on.
Now, faced with the impossible, they’re all given a second chance. But as their new realities become clear, a deeper mystery unfolds and some of the returned passengers soon realize they may be meant for something greater than they ever thought possible in this emotionally rich, unexpected journey into a world grounded in hope, heart, and destiny.
In Manifest Season 4, two years after the brutal murder of Grace turned their lives upside down, the Stone family is in shambles as a devastated Ben continues to mourn his wife and search for his kidnapped daughter, Eden.
Consumed by his grief, Ben has stepped down from his role as co-captain of the lifeboat, leaving Michaela to captain it alone, a near impossible feat with the passengers’ every move now being monitored by a government registry.
As the Death Date draws closer and the passengers grow desperate for a path to survival, a mysterious passenger arrives with a package for Cal that changes everything they know about Flight 828 and will prove to be the key to unlocking the secret of the Callings in this compelling, mind-bending, and deeply emotional journey.
Season 3 ends on multiple cliffhangers: Ben’s (Josh Dallas) wife, Grace (Athena Karkanis) is murdered by troubled passenger Angelina (Holly Taylor), who also kidnaps their baby , Eden. Cal (Jack Messina) disappears after touching the plane’s tail fin and then returns five years older (now played by Ty Doran), cryptically stating, “I know what I have to do now.”
And we get a quick glimpse of the flight’s captain when he reappears in the cockpit, only to vanish seconds later and take the remains of the plane with him. So where do we pick up?
“When you turn on the next episode, it’s two years later, and not only is Ben still deeply in the depths of depression and trauma over the loss of his wife, but you’ll of course recall that that was only half the tragedy,” series creator Jeff Rake told Netflix site Tudum.
“The other half was the kidnapping of his infant daughter and tragically, two years later, she’s still missing.”
While Ben crawls his way out of “the terrible and torturous hole that he’s plunged himself into,” Cal is trying to figure out where he’s been and why. “There’s sort of an amnesia there, and it’ll take these episodes and adventures that he’s put on throughout this journey to piece it back together,” added Rake.
“And that’s just on the mythological side. On the emotional side, he looks like he’s a grownup, but psychologically, he’s still a little boy.”
About that mythological side, Manifest Season 4 promises to unpack more of the overarching mystery of what really happens to the passengers during the moment of turbulence and why they’ve been chosen to experience callings ever since.
“As exhausting and crazy-making as these callings [are] and the responsibility of being an 828er is, it’s not just about them,” said Rake. “The interconnectedness of all of us, and how small actions can have implications that cascade outward and touch the whole world is what the show is about.”
The series is produced by Jeff Rake Productions and Compari Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television.
The executive producers include Jack Rapke (Cast Away, The Polar Express, What Lies Beneath), Jacqueline Levine (Flight, Project Blue Book, Allied), and Len Goldstein (All Rise, Hart of Dixie, The Carrie Diaries).
Manifest aired for three seasons on NBC and stars Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina, Parveen Kaur and Matt Long.
In the third season, over a year had passed since the miraculous homecoming of Flight 828 and the discovery of others who have mysteriously returned. While the Stone family endeavored to keep their friends safe and make their enemies believe the unbelievable, new challenges test their trust of the callings and each other.