Manhattan creator Sam Shaw has confirmed plans for Season 3 and beyond, but admits the show’s fate is very much up in the air at WGN.
Speaking to EW, Shaw expressed his desire to continue the series, which wrapped its second season Dec. 15, but warns that WGN could very easily drop the cancellation bomb on a story that has seasons left to run:
That’s still very much an open question. I wish it were not an open question. I’ll just say, now and on the record and very emphatically, we want to continue the show and the stories that we will be telling in our third season and beyond, I think they’re the most exciting stories.
Hinting that Manhattan has six seasons of organic story, Shaw teases the future of the series if it does survive cancellation:
I thought of this show as a kind of three-act play and the end of this season should just bring us to the end of the first act of that story. What awaits is a story about the America that was born on the other side of World War II. The beginning of the atomic age and the way in which we remade ourselves. I hope we’ll get to follow characters in this moment when Los Alamos goes from being the best kept secret in the world to being the most famous city on the planet.
Watch this space as we continue to monitor the status of Manhattan Season 3 and beyond…