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Netflix has turned cancelled TV series into its current most-watched show worldwide

Lucy Devine

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Netflix has turned cancelled TV series into its current most-watched show worldwide

If you're looking for something to binge-watch this week, then look no further than the hit Netflix show, Manifest.

The hugely successful series has gone from a cancelled TV show on NBC to Netflix's most watched show worldwide - and the final series has just dropped.

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Manifest first launched in 2018 on NBC, telling the story of a group of strangers who all end up on the same flight from Jamaica to New York.

When it lands - a mysterious five years after it first took off - the passengers are presumed dead. But while trying to move on from what happened and integrate themselves back into society, they experience strange phenomenons, such as visions of the future and other weird realities.

When NBC aired the third season, there was a huge cliffhanger - but days later, much to fans' horror, the show had been cancelled.

The hugely successful series has gone from a cancelled TV show on NBC, to Netflix's most watched show worldwide. Credit: Netflix
The hugely successful series has gone from a cancelled TV show on NBC, to Netflix's most watched show worldwide. Credit: Netflix

Netflix saved the day, and ended up picking up the show, streaming all previous seasons and releasing part one of the fourth season, which dropped a few days ago.

Speaking about what it was like when she found out that Netflix had picked up the show, Melissa Roxburgh (who plays Michaela Stone) explained she 'couldn't believe it' when she saw Manifest's entire catalogue on Netflix.

“I texted [showrunner] Jeff Rake and told him to turn on his TV,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.

“We were both like, where did this come from? We just couldn’t believe it.”

Speaking about wrapping the third season during the pandemic, she added: "It was honestly horrible because it was still during peak covid, so we couldn’t do a wrap party or anything. So we just sort wrapped the season and that was it.

"If we had ended the show there, we all would have been a little bit depressed — I’m happy that Netflix brought us back, not only to finish the story but to give everyone a proper goodbye."

This week, the show confirmed that it had reached Netflix's number one spot globally. Credit: Twitter
This week, the show confirmed that it had reached Netflix's number one spot globally. Credit: Twitter

This week, the show confirmed that it had reached Netflix's number one spot globally, explaining on Twitter: "It's official: Manifest is the #1 series on Netflix worldwide with over 57 million hours streamed."

And fans are in agreement, with one commenting: "SO WELL DESERVED!!"

Another added: "Manifest is the best show rn i love that show fr!"

Meanwhile others are calling for another season to be created, in addition to part two.

You can catch part 1 of Season 4 on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, Netflix

Lucy Devine
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