Netflix has officially cancelled its Wachowskis & J. Michael Straczynski drama “Sense8” after two seasons and twenty-three episodes. In a statement, Netflix original content VP Cindy Holland says:
“After 23 episodes, 16 cities and 13 countries, the story of the Sense8 cluster is coming to an end. 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.”
Rumors of the cancellation loomed this week with ‘Will’ himself, actor Brian J. Smith, helping get a #RenewSense8 hashtag trending. Sadly it didn’t work.
Tuppence Middleton, Doona Bae, Aml Ameen, Max Riemelt, Tina Desai, Miguel Angel Silvestre and Jamie Clayton also starred in the series as eight strangers who become mentally and emotionally linked.
The expensive series wasn’t a hit with critics and had a soft launch in its first season, but the fanbase for it quickly escalated and a critical re-evaluation lead up to the point that the second season launch last month was one of the most anticipated launches on Netflix this year.
Thank you for being a part of our journey. Sensates forever. pic.twitter.com/SClwiY3rwy
— Sense8 (@sense8) June 1, 2017