The third season of NBC’s Manifest has been cancelled. The mysterious drama, which premiered in 2018, follows the passengers of Montego Air Flight 828, who arrive safely after severe turbulence, only to realise that they have been in the air for over five years.
Michaela (Star Trek Beyond’s Melissa Roxburgh) and Ben Stone (Once Upon A Time’s Josh Dallas) head Manifest’s dedicated team to determine what happened to the passengers of Flight 828, using their unique resources as a detective and a college lecturer.
According to Deadline, the third season of Manifest is the final one. The storylines of Manifest, which was sold to NBC with six pre-planned seasons but was cancelled today soon after the two-part season 3 finale on June 10, will stay incomplete unless the show is picked up by another platform or network.
In his reaction to the news, series creator Jeff Rake hinted as much, writing that “The cancellation of our show by NBC has crushed me. To say the least, the fact that we’ve been shut down in the middle is a gut punch. I’m hoping to find a new place to live. You, the audience, have earned a conclusion to your story.” Below is the full text of Rake’s tweet.
Manifest, despite its termination by NBC, may have a chance to find a new home. Last Thursday, Netflix released the first two seasons of Manifest, which are presently at the top of the streaming giant’s Top 10 list.
Meanwhile, the show was the highest-rated of the four “bubble shows” that NBC was considering cancelling; only the Christina Hendricks-led Good Girls was kept out of the four. Perhaps Manifest may soon find a safe haven on another platform, thanks to its encouraging numbers and devoted fanbase of Manifesters.