The Sense8 TV show has been cancelled. There will be no season three of the Netflix sci-fi drama from Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski.
A Netflix TV series, Sense8 stars Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton, Toby Onwumere, Max Riemelt, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Brian J. Smith, Freema Agyeman, Terrence Mann, Anupam Kher, Naveen Andrews, and Daryl Hannah. The series follows eight people from around the world, who share a birthdate as well as a psychic connection.
Earlier this week, actor Brian J. Smith telegraphed a Sense8 cancellation could be looming, when he encourages fans on Twitter to “make some noise.”
This might be a good time to start making some noise. https://t.co/N08EgzD8E4
— Brian J. Smith (@BrianJacobSmith) May 30, 2017
Today, Netflix released a statement about ending its Sense8 TV series. Check it out (via Deadline):
“After 23 episodes, 16 cities and 13 countries, the story of the Sense8 cluster is coming to an end,” Netflix VP original content Cindy Holland 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 (Hill) for their vision, and the entire cast and crew for their craftsmanship and commitment.”
After the actors’ contracts lapsed, a couple of months ago Netflix reportedly reached out the core cast for a third season, but apparently, things didn’t work out. The second season of Sense8 dropped to Netflix on May 5, 2017, nearly two years after the series first premiered.
What do you think? Have you watched the first two seasons of Sense8? Should it have been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Netflix? Let us know below.