Well, Manifesters, it looks like the mystery of Flight 828 will have to remain a mystery, at least for now. Just five days after the twist-filled season 3 finale of NBC’s missing plane drama, the network has opted to not renew Manifest for a fourth season.
Via Deadline, the decision came down Monday night, just before options on the cast were to expire Tuesday. Despite Manifest initially being sold to NBC as a six-season series and the first two seasons releasing on Netflix last week where it has since dominated the Top 10 and has remained #1 for three days now in the U.S., the network decided to cancel the series.
There is still hope, however, as creator Jeff Rake took to Twitter shortly after news of the cancellation broke and told fans they deserve an ending to their story. He encouraged fans to use the #SaveManifest hashtag to try to find the series a new home, and within a short time, it shot up to #2 on Twitter’s Trending Charts.
With the way season 3 ended, it would be a major disappointment if this is really the end of Manifest. In the final minutes of the season 3 finale, when Ben and Saanvi returned the Tailfin to the ocean, it disappeared. Angelina returned to the Stone household, locking Olive in the basement, stabbing Grace and giving baby Edena a baptism in the bathroom before leaving with her “guardian angel.” Cal returned, though 17 years old now, and said his goodbyes to his mother, who ultimately died from her injuries. And at Eureka, Dr. Gupta was shocked to see Captain Daly, the pilot of Flight 828 who disappeared during a test flight in season 1, in the salvaged plane’s cockpit, moments before disappearing again. However this time, with the whole plane.
We can still hold on to hope that Manifest will find a new home and we will be able to get more answers following the season 3 finale. In the meantime, watch the first two seasons of Manifest on Netflix and season 3 on Hulu and Peacock! Get people to watch the show and tweet the #SaveManifest hashtag when you can!