Manifest creator "not giving up" on show as he teases "a big ending"

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

Manifest creator Jeff Rake has said he's "not giving up" on the show and has teased a "big ending".

The mystery series was cancelled by NBC following its cliffhanger season 3 finale, while initial hopes that Netflix could save the show were quickly quashed.

In spite of its cancellation, however, Rake has reassured fans he is still "trying to find a way to conclude the series" in a post he shared to Twitter on Sunday (June 27).

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

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"We're trying to find a way to conclude the series," Rake wrote.

"Could take a week, a month, a year. But we're not giving up. You deserve an end to the story."

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Speaking recently, Rake also revealed he had "a pretty detailed road map" for Manifest and "a lot of big moves" left in his original six-season plan.

"When I pitched out the series, I kind of walked [TV executives] through season 1 in a lot of detail and then I walked them through seasons 2 - 5 in a little detail, and then I just kind of teased in about the big ending in season 6," he told Twitter Spaces.

“Of course now, ironically, we're never going to see season 4, 5 and 6 but I had a lot of big moves."

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

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On the show's current finale, he added: "It's weird that [the driftwood reveal] ending up being the series finale.

"It was such a terrible way to end the series and yet, there's something sort of poetic about it because it was an ending in a lot of ways and it was a rebirth for Cal and it's both an incredibly problematic but also a somehow fitting way to end the story if you're going to end it in the middle."

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

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