Once Cancelled Series Is Now One Of Netflix’s Most-Watched In The World

The show debuted in 2018 and ran for three seasons on NBC.


Once slated for cancellation, a Netflix series has turned into one of the most popular series on the service.

Well-liked television shows on Netflix have a tendency to be canceled, sometimes after just one season.

On the other hand, these series frequently get a second chance at life on the streaming platform, sometimes even years after they were canceled.

Perhaps the best example of this is a drama that follows a group of people who are on board a flight which goes missing.

The passengers learn that they have been gone for five years once they eventually make it back home.

Then, the show focuses on their lives as they attempt to put their broken parts together and reintegrate into society.

If you haven't guessed already, the series is called Manifest, and Netflix ordered a fourth season of it after NBC, the original broadcaster, canceled it.

It debuted in 2018 and ran for three seasons on NBC.

But in June 2021 the broadcasting company confirmed that it would not be renewing Manifest for a fourth season, despite this being proposed.

A few months later, in August 2021, Netflix acquired the show's rights and gave it a second season renewal.

Subsequently, Manifest has emerged as a huge success for the streaming service, becoming one of its most-seen programs globally.

According to a Variety story from 2022, during the first three days when the episodes of the fourth season were available for streaming, a staggering 57.1 million hours were watched.

Even though Manifest's fourth and final season ended in June 2023, both critics and fans are still raving about it.

Rotten Tomatoes gives the fourth season an outstanding 88 percent rating.

Nicole Gallucci, from the Decider, said: "Trust us. Manifest pulls out all the stops in its final batch of episodes to prove itself worthy of surviving its own Death Date back in 2021."

Meanwhile, Collider's Jay Snow penned: "Manifest is back and better than ever, fully taking advantage of its new life on Netflix to keep everyone on the edge of their seats until the final moment of this flight."

While Lauren Piester, from The Wrap, remarked: "Manifest Season 4 will not disappoint fans of the show, though it is likely to break their hearts and/or get those hearts racing."