So if you're a fan of Jeff Rake's sci-fi conspiracy thriller series Manifest, then you pretty much know the bad news by now. With the series wrapping up its third season, NBC made the decision to cancel the series in the middle of series creator Rake's intended plan. One thing the Warner Bros. TV and Universal TV series has going for it is its streaming numbers, with the first two seasons performing particularly well on Netflix- the main focus of the #SaveManifest campaign that has kicked in online since the news broke. The news of the cancellation also caught the attention of Lucifer star Lesley-Ann Brandt, who took to Twitter to offer her sympathies over the news before reminding everyone at Manifest to keep the faith. Because if anyone knows about canceled shows being revived to even greater success, it's Brandt and Lucifer.
Here's a look at Brandt's tweet from earlier today, followed by a look back at Rake and the writers' room's reactions:
Late yesterday, Rake took to Twitter to express his shock and surprise at NBC's decision- saying it was a "gut punch to say the least" that the network would shut the series down midway through Rake's six-season plan for the series before letting viewers know that plans were underway to find the series a new home:
Earlier today, Rake followed up his tweet with some brief thanks to a number of folks (NBC, WB, cast, writers, crew, and fans) for the past three seasons before once again asking fans to keep the faith.
The Manifest Writers' Room has also been leading the #SaveManifest charge- also reminding folks to watch and rewatch the first two season on Netflix (with the third season apparently heading to Hulu):
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