The mystery series “Manifest” has been cancelled after three seasons on NBC, although the studio behind the series hopes to find a new home…
“Manifest” has officially been cancelled by NBC after three seasons.”
The mystery series had just wrapped up a two-episode season finale last week with the ending featuring a rather compelling cliffhanger but now fans of the series will have to hope the studio will be able to shop around to find a new home.
“Manifest’ was from Warner Bros. TV and Universal TV, and had been the highest rated of four series that were apparently on the bubble between renewal or cancellation at NBC. Despite the highest ratings, NBC still decided to pull the plug on the series on Monday, which was just one day before the actors on the series were up for contract renewal.
While the series was always on the edge of potential cancellation, “Manifest” recently found new life after debuting on Netflix where it’s been the No. 1 streaming series for the past three days.
The studio is reportedly shopping “Manifest” around to hopefully find a new home for the series and with the show becoming a hit on Netflix, that certainly seems like at least a possibility. Netflix has rescued other series in the past including “Lucifer” from FOX and “Designated Survivor” from ABC.
“Manifest” told the story of passengers of Montego Air Flight 828, which was traveling from Jamaica back to the United States, but after the plane lands safely in New York, the people on board are shocked to learn that they’ve somehow been gone for the past five years. While the passengers on board haven’t aged at all and only believed they were on a choppy flight that eventually landed safely at home, their friends and family member had moved on believing everyone had died on that missing flight. The passengers then begin experiencing all sorts of shared phenomenon as the mystery surrounding that flight continues to unfold.
It remains to be seen if “Manifest” will find a new home but for now the series has come to an end after season 3 with the original plan featuring a six-season arc for the show.