Netflix Cancels ‘Sense8’ After Two Seasons


Netflix’s original show Sense8 is no more. The network announced on June 1 that it has canceled the series after two seasons.


“It is everything we and the fans dreamed it would be: bold, emotional, stunning, kickass, and outright unforgettable,” Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice president of content, told Variety in a statement. “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.”

Created by Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski (of the “The Matrix” fame) along with J. Michael Straczynski (“Thor”), “Sense8” revolves around a small cluster of people from all over the world who share a mental connection that allows them to tap into one another’s thoughts and skills. They experience life together and try to survive being hunted down by a mysterious organization.

The company’s decision not to renew Sense8 may be a preview of a new trend for other Netflix series. “We’ve canceled very few shows,” Netflix CEO Reed Hastings told CNBC May 31 of their original content, which currently include fan favorites like House of CardsOrange Is the New Black, Master of None and Grace and Frankie. “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.”

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