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A once-canceled show is now one of the most-watched Netflix series in the world

A once-canceled show is now one of the most-watched Netflix series in the world

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

A show on Netflix that was once canceled ended up becoming one of the most watched on the platform.

Netflix has developed a certain reputation for canceling popular series, sometimes after just one season.

The flip side is that these shows often find new life on the streaming service, sometimes years after they were canceled.

Perhaps the best example is a drama that follows a group of people aboard a flight that goes missing.

Once they return home, the passengers discover that they have been missing for five years.

The series then follows their lives as they try to pick up the pieces and reintegrate into society.

The show proved to be a success.  (Netflix)

The show proved to be a success. (Netflix)

If you haven’t already guessed, the show is Manifestwhich Netflix ordered for a fourth season after it was canceled by original broadcaster NBC.

It first aired on NBC in 2018 and ran for three seasons.

But in June 2021, the broadcasting company confirmed that it would not renew Manifest for a fourth season, although this is proposed.

A few months later, in August 2021, Netflix bought the rights to the series and renewed it for another season.

And since Manifest proved to be a major success for the streaming platform, becoming one of the most watched shows in the world.

Manifesto concluded in June 2023 after four seasons.  (Netflix)

Manifesto concluded in June 2023 after four seasons. (Netflix)

A report from Variety in 2022 claimed that the first episodes of the fourth season had 57.1 million hours watched in the first three days they were available for streaming.

Manifest finally concluded with its fourth and final season in June 2023, however, fans and critics continue to rave about it.

The fourth season has an impressive 88% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Decider’s Nicole Gallucci said: “Trust us. Manifest is pulling out all the stops in its final run of episodes to prove he’s worthy of surviving his own death date in 2021.”

Meanwhile, Collider’s Jay Snow wrote: “Manifest is back and better than ever, taking full advantage of its new life on Netflix to keep everyone in suspense until the last moment of this flight.”

While Lauren Piester of The Wrap noted: “Manifest Season 4 will not disappoint fans of the series, even if it may break their hearts and/or make their hearts race.”

Topics: Cinema and television, Netflix