Netflix Adds ATX TV Festival to Its Manifest

Final season second half gets premiere and panel at the fest

Melissa Roxburgh as Michaela Stone and J.R. Ramirez as Jared Vasquez in Manifest. The second half of the final season of the Netflix show gets a special screening and panel at this year's ATX TV Fest. (Image Courtesy of Netflix)

Big news for fans of the adventures of Montego Air Flight 828: ATX TV Fest has just announced that it will be screening the premiere of the second half of the fourth season of Manifest, the beginning of the end for supernatural thriller.

The apocalyptic show about the passengers on a plane that mysteriously disappears for five years originally launched in 2018 on NBC. It survived cancellation in 2021 by being picked up by Netflix, which responded to massive viewing figures for the first three seasons (including that cliffhanger ending) by renewing it for a fourth and final season.

The first half of season four debuted last November, and now the final 10 episodes are scheduled to drop on June 2 which fans will recognize (gulp!) as the ominous Death Day.

However, if you can't wait to binge the final adventures of the passengers that day, ATX TV Fest will have a special premiere screening, as well as a panel including showrunner Jeff Rake and members of the cast. The show joins an already packed lineup, including a Dawson's Creek retrospective, the world premiere of Justified: City Primeval, Outlander, and a special tribute to sitcom legend James Burrows.

Here's the full synopsis for the second half of season 4:

In the aftermath of Angelina unleashing a devastating volcanic fissure, the passengers face severe scrutiny in a world fueled by 828er hate, no longer free to solve their own Callings without constant supervision by the unscrupulous 828 Registry. A mysterious accident delivers ominous warnings on a biblical scale that will further jeopardize the livelihood of all the passengers. As Michaela grieves the loss of her beloved husband Zeke, she must team up with her old flame Jared to find new methods to investigate Callings. Meanwhile, Ben and Saanvi attempt to collaborate with the Registry authorities, which only leads to dire results for the passengers. Miraculously, a mythological event reactivates Cal’s sapphire-laden dragon scar, offering a glimmer of hope for the 828ers to survive the rapidly approaching Death Date. But Angelina’s nefarious sapphire powers continue to wreak havoc, leading to a struggle between good and evil down to their very last day in this most terrifying, suspenseful and joyous chapter of the Manifest story.

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