NBC Cancels ‘Manifest’ Prompting Fans to Start ‘Save Manifest’ Campaign

Manifest (Credit: NBC)

NBC has decided to bring the Manifest journey to an end. The network canceled the supernatural drama series Monday after three seasons on air, sparking anger among fans.

Show creator and executive producer Jeff Rake tweeted his disappointment on Monday writing: “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”

The Los Angeles Times reported Rake had intended for the show to run up to six seasons.

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Devoted fans call themselves “Manifesters” and decided to rally around the hashtag #savemaifest, making it a trending Twitter topic on Tuesday.

When news of the cancellation broke, Twitter user @michaelazeke tweeted: “I don’t care which network saves the show, just someone do it. #SaveManifest #Manifest”

“A story without an end is like a flight without a destination. This plane deserves a landing. #SaveManifest,” added Twitter user @NorvelleLauren.

Twitter account @SaveManifest was started and currently has over 400 followers.

In one of its tweets, @SaveManifest wrote: “The ride can’t be over yet. We’re halfway there. And clearly @NBCManifest’s creator @Jeff_Rake, the cast and crew are all invested in seeing Manifest’s six-year overall narrative plan through to the end. Three Seasons Down and Three to Go. #SaveManifest”

Other fans joined the fight by starting a petition on Change.org. Their goal is to get 5,000 signatures to help bring the show back on air.

As of Tuesday evening, the petition had more than 3,735 signatures.

Manifest features an ensemble cast that includes Josh Dallas, Melissa Roxburgh, Athena Karkanis, Parveen Kaur, and J.R. Ramirez.

The series revolves around Montego Air Flight 828, whose crew and passengers were presumed dead but the plane came back five years later to a world that had vastly changed. After returning home, the people on the flight realized they had guiding voices and visions of events yet to occur.

The series premiered in September 2018. According to TV Line, the third season of Manifest averaged just over 3 million total weekly viewers and almost a 0.5 demo rating, down 21 and 31 percent from its previous season.

So far, there’s no news about another network picking up the series for a fourth season and beyond, but fans of the show can at least watch Manifest‘s first two seasons on Netflix and the current third season on Hulu.