Yesterday, Netflix made clear that Sense8 won’t get a third season. The highly praised series (it has a score of 8,4 on the IMDb and 79% on Rotten Tomatoes) ends with season two, which is now streaming on Netflix. The show, from creators J. Michael Straczynski and the Wachowski Sisters, is about eight strangers around the world who have a mental link and must find a way to survive, as there are people who see them as a threat to the world’s order. Here are the reactions to the Sense8 cancellation.
Netflix Statement about Sense8 Cancellation
Cindy Holland, Netflix VP for orginal 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.
Holland gave no exact reason for the cancellation and one can only wonder why this very original tv-series is now television history. Was is the decision of the Wachowski’s and/or Straczynski? Is is a matter of money? Ratings? Whatever the reason, it’s sad that we are losing a series with such a diverse cast and with such diverse characters. Maybe the plot wasn’t the best around, but season 2 certainly picked up the pace and a third season would have been great to see.
Reactions from the Sense8 cast
The Sense8 castmembers have since taken to Twitter to make their reactions known.
Jamie Clayton, who playes sensate Nomi Marks:
— Jamie Clayton (@MsJamieClayton) June 2, 2017
Miguel Ángel Silvestre, who playes sensate Lito Rodriguez:
— MiguelAngelSilvestre (@ma_silvestre) June 1, 2017
Tina Desai, who playes sensate Kala Dandekar:
I’m sorry #Sense8 has been cancelled. It was an incredible experience. Thank u to everyone who watched and supported the show. Wl miss it.
— Tina Desai (@tinadesai07) June 1, 2017
Tuppence Middleton, who playes sensate Riley Blue:
Thankyou my fellow sensates for a wonderful experience and for memories I will never forget. So proud to be a part of this show 💜 https://t.co/tEhQhCA3zn
— Tuppence Middleton (@Tuppence) June 1, 2017
Brian J. Smith, who playes sensate Will Gorski, even tried to get the show renewed:
This might be a good time to start making some noise. https://t.co/N08EgzD8E4
— Brian J. Smith (@BrianJacobSmith) May 30, 2017
But alas, we all know how that ended:
Sorry guys. Thanks for your passion and support these last few days, was very moving to see your love for the show. En Evant! https://t.co/77H3Ob7OGB
— Brian J. Smith (@BrianJacobSmith) June 1, 2017
And maybe the saddest Tweet comes from Freema Agyeman, who plays Amanita Caplan, Nomi’s girlfriend:
We are all heartbroken.💔This show was the DEFINITION of global, equal, groundbreaking, diverse. TV at its most representational & inclusive. https://t.co/hfHxzEE54b
— Freema Agyeman (@FreemaOfficial) June 1, 2017
First of, hopefully we will see this very talented and amazing cast again soon. They and their characters will be missed. According to the IMDb, most of them are luckily already busy with new projects! Let’s also hope Lana and Lilly Wachowski will give us more of this, or more Matrix-like kickass things, and less of, erm, things like Jupiter Ascending. For now, they are seemingly not working on anything at the moment if we can believe the IMDb. If we are lucky, Sense8 will have opened the door for more diversity on television and film. Let’s hope Netflix will bring us more of these shows. Goodbye Sense8… Here is the tweet from the official account. Sensates forever!
Thank you for being a part of our journey. Sensates forever. pic.twitter.com/SClwiY3rwy
— Sense8 (@sense8) June 1, 2017