Friends, the worst has happened: Sense8 has been cancelled by Netflix. Keep reading if you only want bad news, for there is no light here.
In a statement, Netflix’s vice president of original content Cindy Holland said: “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 [Wachowski], Lilly [Wachowski], Joe [Straczynski] and Grant [Hill] for their vision, and the entire cast and crew for their craftsmanship and commitment.”
If it was so great then what did you go and cancel it for, huh?
This whole situation has been made even more upsetting by the fact that Season 2 was left on a tasty cliffhanger. AND the news was announced on the first day of Pride Month. Really, who does that?
Usually we’d have hope that another studio would swoop in and pick it back up for Season 3, but Sense8 is just too damn expensive to produce with all that globetrotting. This really does look like the end.
Think of all the things we’ll miss. We’ll never see Sun become a free woman again, or Lito star in a Hollywood film, or Kala and Wolfgang finally properly get together. Oh god. We’re not crying.
Sense8 stars Brian J Smith as Will, Doona Bae as Sun, Jamie Clayton as Nomi, Max Riemelt as Wolfgang, Miguel Ángel Silvestre as Lito, Tina Desai as Kala, Toby Onwumere as Capheus, Tuppence Middleton as Riley, Daryl Hannah as Angelica, Naveen Andrews as Jonas and Terrence Mann as Whispers.
Sense8 Season 1 and 2 are available to stream in all their glory on Netflix now. Get the latest sci-fi news with every issue of SciFiNow.