After Tuesday’s tweet from Sense8 star Brian J. Smith, and the fierce renewal campaign that followed, it has been announced that Sense8 will not be renewed for a third season.
Though Netflix rarely offers explanations regarding the cancellations of their original series, the streaming service did make a statement to TV Show Patrol.
“After 23 episodes, 16 cities and 13 countries, the story of the Sense8 cluster is coming to an end,” Cindy Holland, VP Netflix original content, said in the statement. “It is everything we and the fans dreamed it would be: bold, emotional, stunning, kick ass, and outright unforgettable.”
Holland continued, expressing how important of a show Sense8 was. “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,” she said. “We thank Lana, Lilly, Joe and Grant for their vision, and the entire cast and crew for their craftsmanship and commitment.”
Much of this importance stems from the fierce diversity and inclusion that Sense8 featured. The shows’ presence in 13 countries gave it the ability to represent a variety of people from across the world. Sense8 truly showed that shows featuring characters of color, and of the LGBT community are shows that viewers want to see.
The representation on Sense8 was one of the key things that fans highlighted in their #RenewSense8 campaign from earlier this week. Though the hashtag trended in multiple countries, it wasn’t enough for the show to garner a third season.
Smith took to Twitter today to thank fans for their efforts, and love for the show.
The series, hailed for its concept and originality, was created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski (“Matrix” trilogy) and J. Michael Straczynski (“Babylon 5”).
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Source: TV Show Patrol