Sense8 is a “Netflix Original Series” that premiered in June 2015, and followed by a second season in 2017. It quickly became one of the most beloved show on the platform. Yesterday, Netflix officially announced that the show would not be renewed.
After days of rumors, Netflix’s Cindy Holland has officially released a statement which said that the series will indeed not be renewed for a third season.
“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, Lilly, Joe and Grant for their vision, and the entire cast and crew for their craftsmanship and commitment.”
While Netflix hasn’t released any viewership figures, it is suspected that they fell bellow the their expectation. This, coupled with an high production cost ($9M/per episode) seems to be the likely explanation.
You all are putting up an incredible fight. We hear you and it’s so moving. But not enough people watched the show and it’s $$$ to produce. https://t.co/FXUvlQFzBc
— Brian J. Smith (@BrianJacobSmith) 2 juin 2017
Yesterday, we created a petition on Change.org to show Netflix that the show has a lot of loyal fans. In a few hours, it got the support of over 200,000 people and was relayed by the media all over the world.
If you haven’t signed the petition yet, please do so! And feel free to share it with your friends so it gets all the support it deserves :