Long’s status in the final season of fan-favorite series “Manifest” was up in the air due to the actor signing on for the new “Getaway” pilot, which will co-star Annie Ilonzeh, Marg Helgenberger, Jasmine Mathews, and E.J. Bonilla. But thanks to his recent comments at the Creative Arts Emmys, fans now know that there was never anything to worry about.
When asked about “Manifest” Season 4, Long said that “we’re all really thrilled” about the renewal. As for his character, the actor stated, “I just hope that Zeke plays a really big part in it, and I’m just really excited and can’t wait to see what it is” (via Variety). While this statement confirms that Zeke will be back in new episodes, Long was asked for further details about exactly how much he will be involved with Season 4. Long explained, “I will be back for some of it, and we are just trying to work out the maximum amount that we can.” He went on to note that the “Getaway” show is only a pilot, so there’s no guarantee that the project will even continue on past that. But overall, Long’s involvement in the final season of “Manifest” is entirely based on if his schedule can be organized to fit both the popular show and his new project.
While it seems obvious that Long wants to be as involved with the final episodes as he can, sometimes it’s not entirely up to him, as he signed a contract for “Getaway” before receiving news of the renewal. “Manifest” fans should simply keep their fingers crossed that everything works out and Zeke appears in the entire fourth season.