Sci-fy drama Manifest is coming in for it’s final landing at NBC. According to TVLine, the series has been cancelled instead of being renewed for a fourth season at the network.
Manifest‘s three-season run at NBC followed the passengers of Montego Air Flight 828 when they discovered that after a particular turbulent travel experience, they had been missing for five years, unaffected by time in any way. As they try to discover what happened during the five year gap, a deeper mystery begins to unfold.
The cancellation of Manifest comes less than a week after season three’s cliffhanger filled season finale. That is why Jeff Rake (producer, Beauty and the Beast series), the series’ showruner, is searching for a new home for Manifest. According to TVLine, Rake is rallying fans online with the “Save Manifest” hashtag to try to attract a new home for the series.
My dear Manifesters,
I’m devastated by NBC’s decision to cancel us. That we’ve been shut down in the middle is a gut punch to say the least. Hoping to find a new home. You the fans deserve an ending to your story. Thanks for the love shown to me, cast, and crew. #savemanifest
— Jeff Rake (@jeff_rake) June 15, 2021
Rake had planned for Manifest to run on NBC for six seasons and therefore hopes to complete the series for his fans, who are affectionately referred to as Manifesters. Despite fans’ dedication to Manifest, the third season of the show was down 21 and 31 percent when compared to its second season, averaging only three million viewers per week, via TVLine. When considered amongst all 14 of NBC’s dramas, Manifest ranked 10th in overall viewership.
On Twitter, many fans are creating accounts to consistently attract attention to Manifest‘s revival efforts. One account, @SaveManifest is instructing viewers, especially those who have watched the first two seasons on Netflix, to convince the streaming giant to pick up the series. But for now, Manifest has landed.
#Manifest got cancelled. What’s next?
— Save Manifest (@SaveManifest) June 15, 2021