Axed: Manifest

Supernatural US drama has been axed after three seasons.

Supernatural US drama Manifest has been axed after three seasons.

Produced by Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television, producers are hoping to shop it around to other outlets.

The series premiered in 2018 and follows the crew and passengers of a commercial plane who suddenly reappear after being presumed dead for five years. As they reintegrate into society, the passengers discover that their family members and friends are not the same as before — and neither are they, as the begin to experience visions of the future.

It stars Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J. R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina, Parveen Kaur, Matt Long and Holly Taylor.

Manifest airs in Australia on Nine.

Source: Variety

8 Responses

  1. I lost interest in S1 since it quickly dumped the sci-fi central plot of what happened to the plane and instead had too many scenes of pensive people arguing with family members in cramped kitchens.

    At least Netflix’s Into the Night (which is Belgian) keeps the plot moving as characters struggle against a natural armageddon while also fighting off selfish fellow humans.

  2. S2 dragged out the idea of the Death Date, revealed at the end of S1, for 13 eps with little new added, then set up 3 bad guys for S3 where it ends without an ending as most conspiracy shows do. When they have an ending its often a let down e.g. Lost where you had to sit through S3-5 to get to S6 which divided fans, or watching S7 & 8 of HIMYM to get an ending they removed from the DVDs because the internet hated it so much. Babylon 5 was notified of the end in S4 so had to rush it one season early, then tack on an epilogue S5.

  3. I lost interest in Manifest half way through season 2, when it was fresh it provided all the expected formulaic ingredients typical for a long running US series but eventually the thinning plot was just going to run out, but having said that US audiences typically enjoy these predictable yarns and I’m sure there will be more to come from the big studios.
    Keeping audience numbers up with these type of budget sci-fi shows right is never an easy task as the recent cancellation of ‘Debris’ demonstrated with only one season screened.

  4. That’s the problem with this kind of Genre programming – the networks are still using Lost as the benchmark for success. A show could have the best premise and performers, but if it’s not hitting the legendary “numbers” it’s toast after a season or two with no guarantee of resolution.

    Feels like it’s not worth committing anymore (which obv does initial viewer figures no good and so it goes…)

  5. So so so annoyed considering we left it on a cliffhanger. We deserved a few episodes at least to tie everything up. Typical NBC and American broadcasters. They do it to us all the time. If this was a one and done season yeah ok but they put 3 seasons in and we get left like this? Just want some closure thats all.

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