Melissa Roxburgh and Josh Dallas Talk Season 4 of Netflix's 'Manifest'
Moviefone speaks with Melissa Roxburgh and Josh Dallas about 'Manifest' season 4. "Everything is resolved and tied up," the actress said of the final season.
Premiering November 4th on Netflix is the first part of the fourth and final season of ‘Manifest.’
The series follows a commercial airliner that suddenly reappears after being missing for five years. As those aboard reintegrate into society, they experience guiding voices and visions of events yet to occur, and soon a deeper mystery unfolds.
Moviefone recently had the pleasure of speaking with Melissa Roxburgh and Josh Dallas about season 4 of ‘Manifest,’ the popularity of the show, their characters, and getting answers to the secrets of the series.
You can read our full interview below or click on the video player above to watch our interviews with Roxburgh, Dallas, J.R. Ramirez, Matt Long, Luna Blaise, Ty Doran, Parveen Kaur, Daryl Edwards, and Holly Taylor.
Moviefone: To begin with, Josh, can you talk about where Ben is when we last saw him at the end of season 3, and where we find him at the start of season 4?
Josh Dallas: Well, I mean not in a great place. We discovered that his wife was murdered, his daughter was kidnapped, and his son has now grown to the age that he should be. There is a lot that happens at the end of season 3 and the idea that that would be all the story that we would ever know was crazy and heartbreaking, not only to us, but I think our beloved fans, our “Manifestors.” We ended in a pretty complicated place for everyone and we start season 4, two years after that.
MF: Melissa, the series has been filled with mysterious questions for the audience. Will all those questions be answered by the end of this final season?
Melissa Roxburgh: I don't know if they're all going to be the answers people want or would choose, but I hope the majority is happy. Everything is resolved and tied up, so to speak, and in a way, I think people will love.
MF: When you began shooting season 4, did you know your character’s arc for the entire season, or do you only find out episode to episode?
MR: I think the skeleton, we might know bits and pieces of, but the details are a surprise. I think Jeff (Rake), our showrunner likes to play with us a little bit throughout the season as far as what he tells us or what he keeps to himself. He likes to sprinkle things on us throughout. So, there were definitely a few surprises in there.
MF: Josh, what were some of the surprises for you when you read the scripts for this season?
JD: Look, every episode of ‘Manifest’ offers something that you look at it as an actor, and you're like, "I don't know if I can pull this off. I don't know if I can do this." That's always the best way. It's always the best way to go into something because it challenges you, you take risks, and it's always super satisfying.
It's not always super satisfying to perform, but it is super satisfying for story. This season of ‘Manifest’ is emotional, it's compelling, it's twisty, it's exciting, and we just can't wait for people to see it.
I think there's always been this question of this group of people and why them, and were they resurrected much like the show actually was, and was there some sort of divine intervention? We're going to get closer to that answer, and we're going to get the answer by the end of this season.
MF: Finally, Melissa, with Ben struggling after losing his wife, and with his daughter missing, how is Michaela dealing with everything going on in her family’s life?
MR: I mean, Michaela's got her own stuff going on too, and I feel like we left her at the end of season 3 with this decision about this love triangle. She's had to put a lot of her own personal stuff aside to be able to help the family.
I think that's kind of been her biggest achievement in season 4 is putting her own stuff aside so that she can help the passengers. I think like the strong woman she is, she handles it pretty well.