‘Sense 8’ Gifts Fans A Two Hour Finale After Abrupt Cancellation | TV News
Change can be good, and change can be bad. The cancellation of seemingly popular Netflix shows falls into the latter category.
Fans of the Netflix series Sense 8 (a series where “a group of people around the world are suddenly linked mentally, and must find a way to survive being hunted by those who see them as a threat to the world’s order“) went into meltdown after Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Series at Netflix, stated that “after 23 episodes, 16 cities and 13 countries, the story of the Sense8 cluster is coming to an end“.
Upset peaked when petitions began circulating, with one garnering over 500,000 supporters.
For a while, it seemed like there was no hope, that the universe was imploding. Sense 8 even released a further confirmation on their Tumblr, emphasising that they’d tried their best to renew for a season 3 but Netflix just couldn’t make it happen.
And then yesterday, in the same surprising fashion as its cancellation, this happened.
Death doesn’t let you say goodbye. 2 hour finale episode in the works. Tell your cluster. pic.twitter.com/GHZgGuHwS0
— Sense8 (@sense8) June 29, 2017
Show co-creator Lana Wachowski has said that the outpour of love and support from fans has forced a two hour series finale to be in the works. Wachowski bravely opened up about the effect the cancellation had on her; she had worked incredibly hard on the show, was proud of it, and the global dismay of its cancellation was met by her own depression.
Netflix are also happy to appease fans, promptly retweeting the touching letter and releasing this celebratory tweet, accompanied with the hashtag #WeAreTheGlobalCluster.
— Netflix US (@netflix) June 29, 2017
Without fans, viewers and subscribers, Netflix have nothing. While fans didn’t receive a season renewal, a gift, even of just two hours, was the right thing to do.
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