Netflix Cancels Sense8
Netflix has decided it will not be moving forward with the series ‘Sense8,’ the official announcement came from Cindy Holland, VP of Netflix original content.
In a statement released today by Netflix Holland said, “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.” Holland continued, “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.”
The show has been an on-again/off-again hit since it debuted back in 2015. This wasn’t the only show that got the axe from Netflix this week, “The Get Down” was also chopped from Netflix’s line of original content moving forward.
Season 2 picked up where season one left off, Capheus (Toby Onwumere), Kala (Tina Desai), Lito (Miguel Angel Silvestre), Nomi (Jamie Clayton), Riley (Tuppence Middleton), Sun (Donna Bae), Will (Brian J. Smith) and Wolfgang (Max Riemelt) came together both physically and mentally, and plunged into the middle of each other’s tragedies and triumphs. On the run from Whispers (Terrence Mann), and forced to question their very identity, the group had to work together to survive.
You can still watch all of season 1 and 2 on Netflix, and if you haven’t given the show a shot yet, it’s worth giving a test-run. Just don’t expect anymore episodes from Netflix. Netflix users do have “House of Cards Season 5” to watch, and the new season of “Orange is the New Black” on June 9, 2017. Don’t forget about “Glow,” later this month. That series was inspired by the real story of the 1980’s female wrestling league, and is set in Los Angeles. The series is a fictionalized story of an out of work actress who finds one last attempt to live her dreams in the form of a weekly series about female wrestlers.
Jenji Kohan (Orange is the New Black) and Tara Herrmann (Orange is the New Black) are executive producers, and the series was co-created by Liz Flahive (Homeland) and Carly Mensch (Orange is the New Black), who will serve as showrunners.