How to watch high-flying mystery Manifest season 1 in the UK

The first part of the fourth and final season of supernatural drama Manifest landed on Netflix in November, which is all well and good, but UK viewers might be a little perturbed that the first three seasons aren’t on the platform. What’s a fan of ensemble cast spooky mysteries to do?

Well, don’t worry, fam—we got you. We’re happy to let you know that season 1 of Manifest is now streaming on Sky Go and Now (and so are seasons 2 and 3).

It’s a whole international rights issue thing. When it premiered in 2018, Manifest was a production of the US TV network NBC, who ran it for three seasons until low ratings caused them to pull the plug. But when Manifest hit Netflix in the US and Canada in 2021 it topped their viewing charts, motivating the streaming giant to stump up the cash for a final season.

But Netflix didn’t buy the streaming rights to every season for every territory, which resulted in the current situation—you’re gonna want to hammer through seasons one through three on Sky Go or Now before jumping ship to Netflix to see how it all shakes out.

Manifest is kind of a mirror image of Stephen King’s little-loved novella, The Langoliers (eh, it has its moments, I guess) with a dash of the MCU’s Blip/Snap/whatever you want to call it. Back in 2013, a passenger plane en route from Jamaica to the US experiences a touch of turbulence. When they land, it’s suddenly 2019. All the passengers are the same age, but everyone they know back in the real world is older and have moved on with their lives. What’s more, the passengers of Flight 828 begin to experience Callings–weird psychic premonitions of the future. And so, like Lost, we and they must unravel exactly what happened.

Melissa Roxburgh stars as NYPD detective Michaela “Mick” Stone and Josh Dallas is her brother, college professor Ben, both passengers on the cursed flight who must delve into the weirdness that has engulfed them. The supporting cast includes Athena Karkanis, J. R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina, Parveen Kaur, Matt Long, Holly Taylor, Daryl Edwards, and Ty Doran. If you’re a fan of twisty, Mystery Box storytelling, book a ticket for Manifest—just be aware you’re gonna have to change flights at some point.