Manifest boss seeks "new home" as show gets cancelled on a cliffhanger

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Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images
Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images

Manifest season 3 spoilers follow

Manifest creator Jeff Rake has called for a "new home" for the show after it was cancelled following its cliffhanger season 3 finale.

Following confirmation on Tuesday (June 15) that the series won't be picked up by NBC for a fourth run, Rake posted a statement to Twitter in which he encouraged fans and other broadcasters to help him "#savemanifest".

"My dear Manifesters, I’m devastated by NBC's decision to cancel us," he wrote.

Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images
Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images

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"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."

No offers seem to have come in yet but we remain hopeful since Rake had previously spoken about having a six-season plan for Manifest.

The cancellation comes just days after the season 3 finale saw fan favourite Grace Stone (Athena Karkanis) murdered by Angelina (Holly Taylor) while stealing baby Eden from her bedroom.

Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images
Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images

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The dramatic episode also saw Cal (Jack Messina) return at the age he would have been had he not been aboard flight 828 (as played by Ty Doran) and ended with the brief return of the flight's pilot Bill Daly (Frank Deal), who then disappeared with the wreckage of the exploded plane being studied at Eureka.

Speaking after the finale, Ben Stone actor Josh Dallas previously revealed what would have been in store for his character had there been a fourth season.

He told TV Insider: "A Season 4 of Manifest for Ben is absolutely centred around processing, digesting, coming to emotional terms with such an unspeakable loss, and then trying to find a way to seek vengeance, to kind of justify the act in terms of finding some meaning out of it.

Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images
Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images

"Why did this happen? Why would the Callings allow something so terrible and devastating to happen? And of course, it's tied into so much other complicated stuff. The baby was taken. Cal came back all [grown] up...

"So you can imagine Ben in Season 4 seeking vengeance for his wife, seeking meaning for the inexplicable, and it becomes the absolute driving force for his character not only in Season 4 but in the back half of the series."

Can Manifest be saved?

Manifest aired on NBC in the US. Sky One and NOW air the show in the UK.

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