The Sense8 TV show was cancelled by Netflix after two seasons, on the heels of a brutal cliffhanger. The streaming service isn’t totally heartless, though. They’re bringing it back for a two-hour special, which will hopefully provide the audience with some closure. Now, we can report the Sense8 TV series finale will premiere on Netflix on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 3:01am ET / 12:01am PT
A Netflix science-fiction drama, Sense8 stars Toby Onwumere, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton, Max Riemelt, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, and Brian J. Smith as the eight sensates — people from all over the world who share a psychic connection. The cast also includes Freema Agyeman, Alfonso Herrera, Terrence Mann, Naveen Andrews, and Daryl Hannah. In addition to announcing the series finale, Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President for Original Content has offered some additional insight into the Sense8 cancellation.
Netflix Announces Sense8 TV Series Finale
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Additionally, star Miguel Ángel Silvestre posted about the cancelled TV show’s finale on his Instagram account. Check it out.
VP Addresses Reasons Sense8 Was Cancelled by Netflix
The final, feature-length episode of Sense8 will be a “fantastic, fitting conclusion” for fans according to Netflix’s vice president for Original Content Cindy Holland.
The Netflix exec said that the streaming service was “happy to be able to support” the final episode of the axed sci-fi series, but explained that in the end the decision to cancel Sense8 was based on the viewing figures not matching up to the budget required to continue making the show.
“We’re really pleased to provide an ending for Sense8. For us, I still take those decisions [to cancel] very seriously when we’re making them,” Holland said during Netflix’s See What’s Next series showcase in Rome.
“[Sense8] I believe in particular has a very important message and is a very important series for a lot of fans around the world. We were gratified to see so much fan love, and we were happy to be able to support what I think all the fans around the world will agree is going to be a fantastic, fitting conclusion for it,” she continued.
Explaining the decision to cancel Sense8, Holland said that the decision was based on having to balance “audience size and budget”.
“At some point if you don’t have the viewership showing up to justify the expense of the series, you’re going to want to end it,” she said.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Sense8 TV series? Do you think the planned Netflix finale special will help you come to terms with the cancellation?