‘Manifest’ season 4 cast on Cal’s big change: ‘So many daddy issues’
Josh Dallas and Melissa Roxburgh joined EW’s New York Comic Con suite for a discussion about the fourth and final season.
By Nick Romano October 08, 2022 at 04: 03 PM EDT
No one on Manifest has gone through more of a change than Cal.
Fans of the resurrected drama will recall the season 3 finale, when Jack Messina’s youngest child disappeared under mysterious circumstances, only to reappears five years later.
Ty Doran now portrays Cal on Manifest season 4, and he and his fellow cast members teased the character’s growing-up process at EW’s New York Comic Con video suite Saturday ahead of the show’s big panel.
“He’s in an older body, but has not matured at the level that would be apropos for his stature now. I guess,” Doran said. “So it’s been strange to… He is like a little child. He is so anxious, he has so many daddy problems, and he wants so badly to help. It’s been fascinating… He starts and ends at two different places. I think he really matures over the course of this season. ”
MANIFEST SEASON 04. (L to R) Matt Long as Zeke Landon, Matt Long as Zeke Landon in Manifest Season 04. Melissa Roxburgh as Michaela Stone, Melissa Roxburgh as Michaela Stone in Manifest Season 04. Ty Doran as Cal Stone (as teen), Ty Doran as Cal Stone (as teen) in Manifest Season 04. Luna Blaise as Olive Stone, Luna Blaise as Olive Stone in Manifest Season 04. Josh Dallas as Ben Stone, Josh Dallas as Ben Stone in Manifest Season 04. Cr. Netflix (c) 2022
The cast of ‘Manifest’ unpack the big changes coming in season 4.
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Change is coming for all the characters by virtue of the two-year time jump between season 3 and season 4. The finale also featured Grace’s death (Athena Karkanis), and the kidnapping by Angelina (Holly Taylor) of Eden.
Ben, says actor Josh Dallas, is “deep in his grief spiral and shame spiral, and his anger — he’s in a lot of anger. He’s ignoring all of his callings and is avoiding everything. Unfortunately, this includes his family, which is still there for him, and that loves him and wants him to get better. He can’t see the forest through the trees, so he pushes them away. This first part is filled with some very difficult and painful moments. “
As a result, Luna Blaise claims that Cal’s sister Olive assumes “a motherly role” when their distant father is absent. Matt Long says Olive and Zeke are the kind of parents Matt Long wants. “We are sort of the foundation for the family while the others are doing other things.” “
Netflix will premiere the 10 episodes that consist of Manifest season 4’s Part 1 on Nov. 4. A premiere for the remaining 10 episodes in Part 2 has not been revealed.
Watch Jeff Rake, the showrunner, and his cast (including Taylor, Melissa Roxburgh and JR Ramirez), discuss the journey from being canceled on NBC after season 3 to being saved by Netflix for season 4.
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