Netflix Responds to 'Sense8' Fan Petitions as Star Reveals Reason for Cancellation

Are you disappointed in Netflix's decision not to listen to the fan's desire for more episodes and were you surprised by the outlet's statement to fans? Early this month, there were rumors that the show was nearing cancellation.

On Thursday (June 8) evening, the series took to its official Tumblr account to thank fans for their efforts, and to let them know that Netflix won't be going back on their decision to cancel Sense8.

The loyal fandom was instantly up in arms, circulating the hashtags #RenewSense8 and #BringBackSense8 and launching multiple petitions for Netflix to give the show another chance.

And since you've been so extraordinarily passionate I feel it's only fair that you get more than lip service or a silly tweet from me. It concludes, "Thank you for watching and hope you'll stay close with your cluster around the world".

Sense8's Facebook fans weren't taking the news well. We don't know any reasons yet, however it's quite odd that a show that has received such positive response from a wide and heterogeneous audience, gets cancelled.

A bit of a sleeper hit for Netflix, the show amassed an incredible following, but clearly not one big enough to warrant spending money on the series. He laments the loss of future viewership stating that they would "never pick up a story they know has no resolution".

Actor Brian J. Smith (Will on Sense8), who first fueled the #RenewSense8 campaign, also issued his own thank you message.

As one of the only shows on television to prominently feature queer themes and characters, a lot rides on the show's success or failure. YOU have given the show the ending it deserved. If a very expensive show featuring queer themes doesn't do well, they are less likely to invest in what is, in their eyes, a demographic of consumers.

In a post Instagram, the VOD group said they had seen the petitions and read the messages of the fans advocating the renewal of Sense8 for a season 3.

  • Salvatore Jensen