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Manifest Season 4 Release Date, Cast And Plot - What We Know So Far

Now that it has wrapped up its third season, fans of "Manifest" are eager to learn as much as possible about what turns the story might take in a fourth season. The show, which has been airing on NBC since 2018, tells the story of commercial airliner Flight 828, which suddenly reappears after the passengers were presumed dead more than five years earlier. 

For the flight's crew and passengers, the jump in time was represented by a minor bit of turbulence, but as they begin to resume their lives, they discover that a lot has changed while they've been gone. Even as they attempt to restart their exstence, the passengers also begin to hear voices and have premonitions about events that have not yet happened. Through three seasons, "Manifest" has managed to keep audiences hooked through a series of twists and turns in its sci-fi story. Now, fans want to know when they can expect the show to return for a fourth season. Here's everything we could find.

When is the release date for Manifest season 4?

"Manifest" is still living in limbo, and has not yet been renewed for a fourth season. NBC has already announced the renewal of many of its primetime shows, including all three "Chicago" shows and "The Blacklist." In an interview with Deadline, Channing Dungey, the chairman of Warner Bros. Television Group, which produces the show, said that he was hopeful for an extension of the show. 

"We would love for the show to continue on NBC," Channing said. "We are still in conversations with NBC and keeping our fingers crossed."

The show is squarely in the middle of NBC's ratings rankings. It is ranked ninth with the 18-49-year-old demographic out of 19 shows, and the 11th best show overall. Given these middling ratings, it's hard to say for sure which way the network will go in terms of renewal, but if it's renewed, the show definitely has a longer story to tell. 

Who's in the cast of Manifest season 4?

The cast of "Manifest" has remained remarkably steady through the show's first three seasons. The show stars Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, JR Ramirez, Parveen Kaur, and Jack Messina. The show also added one major cast member in its subsequent seasons. In Season 2, Matt Long joined "Manifest" as a main cast member, earning and upgrade from the recurring role he had during the show's first season. Holly Taylor joined the cast for the third season as Angelina Meyer, a passenger on the mysterious flight who was held captive by her religious parents after they returned. 

If the show returns for a fourth season, the cast would likely remain largely the same, although it's possible that the show could introduce another new character or two to add to the mysterious web that it weaves. It's also possible that one or two main cast members may decide to leave the series, although none have thus far. 

What's the plot for Manifest season 4?

Season 4 of "Manifest" doesn't have an official plot description, but we do know that showrunner Jeff Rake has a plan to take the series through several more seasons.  "I pitched it, as someone who didn't have a previous serialized show before, with a roadmap and clear chapters along the way," Jeff said during a panel at the Television Critics Association in 2020.

"We don't always know the number of episodes we get per season, so we roll with the punches. But the show wants to be six seasons," he continued. 

As it stands, "Manifest" is just halfway through the run that Jeff envisions for it. NBC has already announced the cancellation of "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" after two seasons on the air, and "Manifest" may be the next series to get the axe. If it does, fans may never get the full story of what happened to Flight 828. The best thing to do at this stage is tell NBC directly that we still want more of the show, and before it gets renewed, stream available episodes on Peacock, Netflix, and Hulu.