Netflix has been under fire lately for the swift cancellation of fan-favorite Sense8.
After a Twitter campaign started by Sense8 star Brian J. Smith, last week Netflix VP Cindy Holland made a statement confirming the series’s cancellation.
Holland offered no reasoning for the cancellation, as Netflix seldom does. But on June 9th, the Sense8 Twitter account posted a link to a message posted on their Tumblr. It seemed as though this message would give some insight into why the show was cancelled.
“We’ve seen the petitions. We’ve read the messages…we wish we could #BringBackSense8 for you,” the message read. “The reason we’ve taken so long to get back to you is because we’ve thought long and hard here at Netflix to try to make it work but unfortunately we can’t. “
Netflix seemingly hoped that this message would hopefully calm the storm that is the Sense8 fandom, but it seemingly did the opposite.
Fans pointed out that this message was written with little emotion, and wasn’t quite enough to pay tribute to the show loved by so many. Some even found Netflix’s descsion to post the message to the Sense8 account, with 283,000 followers, instead of the Netflix account, with 3.23 million followers, was a tactical decision.
Sense8‘s marketing was criticized as well, some fans pointed out that they didn’t even know season 2 had premiered, due to lack of advertisement. Even some those who did decided to space out episodes of the show, since it took two years for season 2 to premiere.
Some are suggesting that if Netflix won’t do it, then fans could try to crowd fund a wrap up for the series, as it left off on such a heartbreaking note.
Either way, the Sense8 fandom hasn’t backed down yet. In fact, it seems like they’re only militarizing.
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