Manifest is featured on US Netflix, and fans campaign for ransom; understand


Manifest (2018-2021) was canceled by NBC and turned down by Netflix, but fans continue to campaign on social media for its rescue. The first two seasons of the series entered the catalog of the streaming giant in the United States in June, and this second (5) it figures as the most watched attraction.

The good performance on the platform shows that the series’ fan base continues to grow, although its rescue has been ruled out by Warner Bros. TV, the studio responsible for its production. Creator and cast of Manifest have even publicly said goodbye to the attraction.

The result of the series in recent days is surprising. Even with the release of new Netflix original productions, such as Sex/Life and Rua do Medo: 1994 – Part 1 (2021) (which are among the most watched in Brazil), Manifest managed to remain at the top in the US.

Warner even opened negotiations with Netflix, which became an option with the good performance of Manifest since his debut on the platform. However, that wasn’t enough to convince the streaming service to grab the rights to the series.

Fans of the attraction went to social media to charge Netflix to reconsider the option not to redeem the series. The Save Manifest hashtags (Save Manifest and Reconsider Manifest) appeared among the most discussed topics on Twitter over the weekend.

“So Manifest has been number one on Netflix in the US for a month. How much more evidence does it take for them to save her?” wrote one US supporter.

“Manifest is number one in the United States. This is a manifesto for Jeff Rake [criador da série] and cast for creating something so great,” said another user, ticking off the official profiles of Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, Apple TV and Peacock.

“Come on, Netflix, don’t let us down! Manifest has been number one for almost a month! Please save the show,” added another fan of the attraction.

Manifest’s story revolved around the passengers of the Montego Airways aircraft, which disappeared for five years. Upon their return, the people on Flight 828 began having Callings — named after the visions the characters had in the series — and needed to follow them if they were to survive.

In Brazil, the first and second seasons of Manifest are available on Globoplay. The third batch of episodes is scheduled to debut on the platform in July.

Check out some messages (in English) from fans of the series about a rescue from Netflix: