Sense8 cancelled by Netflix after two seasons
Netflix has been pretty good at keeping its original content going, with a number of shows getting picked up for season two and beyond. (Only the recent The Get Down has been cancelled after one season). Saldy, for fans of Sense8, it is the end of the road. The recently available second season will be its last.
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the cancellation of the sci-fi show, created by The Wachowskis and J Michael Straczynski. The show stars Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton, Max Riemelt, Miguel Angel Silvestre and Brian J. Smith as people across the globe who find themselves connected by their senses and hunted by a ruthless organisation.
Cindy Holland, Netflix's VP of original content made the following statement.
"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, kickass 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."
While Sense8 is one of only a handful of Netflix original shows, don't assume your favourite show is going to keep going forever. Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings recently stated that the streaming site should be cancelling more of its originals...and with good reason.
"Our hit ratio is way too high right now. I'm always pushing the content team; we have to take more risk, you have to try more crazy things, because we should have a higher cancel rate overall."
In the meantime, the both seasons and the recent Christmas special are available on Netflix and well worth a look.