Netflix’s Sense8 is Cancelled After Only Two Seasons
Netflix’s most compelling LGBTQA sci-fi series Sense8 has officially come to an end, after only two seasons and one HUGE cliffhanger. Sigh….
“After 23 episodes, 16 cities and 13 countries, the story of the Sense8 cluster is coming to an end,” Cindy Holland, VP Netflix original content, said in a statement. “It is everything we and the fans dreamed it would be: bold, emotional, stunning, kick ass, and outright unforgettable.
Never has there been a more truly global show with an equally diverse and international cast and crew, which is only mirrored by the connected community of deeply passionate fans all around the world. We thank Lana, Lilly, Joe and Grant for their vision, and the entire cast and crew for their craftsmanship and commitment.
Since the debut of Season 1 back in June 2015, Sense8 was widely regarded for its thoughtful, inclusive, and complicated portrayals of racial and gender diversity in the lead characters. Rumors of the show’s cancellation first began with actor Brian J. Smith, who played Will Gorski, tweeted a message urging fans to continue supporting the show.
This might be a good time to start making some noise. https://t.co/N08EgzD8E4
— Brian J. Smith (@BrianJacobSmith) May 30, 2017
After news finally broke of the show’s cancellation, Smith tweeted again. This time thanking the fans:
Sorry guys. Thanks for your passion and support these last few days, was very moving to see your love for the show. En Evant! https://t.co/77H3Ob7OGB
— Brian J. Smith (@BrianJacobSmith) June 1, 2017
Lana and Lilly Wachowski (The Matrix trilogy) and J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5) created the Sense8, with Grant Hill serving as an executive producer. The Wachowskis wrote and directed much of the first season. Lana went solo during Season 2 while Lilly took time off to focus on her gender transition. The series won critical praise from various groups, most notably GLAAD.
It’s incredibly sad to see this show leave. It showed originality and a dynamic between cast members we’re likely never going to see again in a long time.
Sense8 is the latest victim of Netflix’s wave of cancellations, joining Baz Luhrman’s The Get Down, after only one season. Netflix also cancelled Bloodline, Marco Polo, Lilyhammer and Hemlock Grove. The final season of Longmire debuts later this year.
A fan of the show myself, I sincerely hope Sense8 is allowed to continue someplace else, whether it is on another streaming service such as Amazon Prime, a television network, or even a series of books or comic books Anything please! Especially after THAT ending.
Source: The Show Patrol