The 'Manifest' Showrunner Celebrated '828 Day' With a Clever Video Tease

When Montego Air Flight 828 materialized after being missing for five years, it ignited Manifest’s central mysteryWith that in mind, the creative minds behind Manifest celebrated 828 Day on Aug. 28 with a video tease from creator and showrunner, Jeff Rake. [Spoiler warning: This article contains details about Manifest Seasons 2 and 3.]

Jeff Rake dished ‘Manifest’ Season 3 details in the 828 Day video

Rake kicked off the 828 Day video with a short greeting. “Hey. I’m Manifest showrunner, Jeff Rake. Happy 828 Day,” he beamed. After the pleasantries, the creative lead launched into three segments, including eight spoilers, two debunked theories, and a recap of eight turning points from last season. The clever 828 structure of the video is not lost on us Manifesters.

Rake’s ‘8 things to look forward to next season’

In the first segment of the video, Rake dished Manifest Season 3 spoilers. “Eight things to look forward to next season,” he teased before launching into the following list of tidbits for fans to chew on.

Rake’s ‘2 things you’re wrong about’

Next, Rake debunked two popular fan theories. First, he squashed the rumor that the Major is Michaela from the future.

“Despite some people seeing a slight physical resemblance, and the fact that these women wear a similar necklace, the Major is not Michaela from the future. I can officially declare,” said Rake.

Next, Rake assured fans that Manifest did not take a page out of the blockbuster sci-fi franchise, The Matrix trilogy. He clarified, “This is not happening in any kind of Matrix-like universe. I assure you our story is happening in the real world.”

Sorry Matrix fans. We will not be taking a trip to Zion on the Nebuchadnezzar. Our season-long Manifest voyage will be strictly on Flight 828 and Al-Zuras’ 16th-century ship (unless Rake has more doomed vessels up his sleeve).

Rake’s ‘8 things you may have noticed last season’ on ‘Manifest’

Rake bookended the special video with “eight things you may have noticed last season.” It will not be surprising if these turning points in Manifest season 2 play heavily into the next chapter. Here are the eight plot points Rake pointed out.

After creating a whirlwind of information for fans to ponder until Manifest Season 3 launches in 2021, Rake signed off, saying, “Thanks for listening everyone. Stay safe.”

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