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Netflix will give Sense8 a proper send-off with two-hour special

It was almost unforeseeable

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When Netflix announced that it would be canceling Sense8, one of the most beloved original series to come out of the internet network, fans were distraught over the fact that they wouldn’t get the closure they needed.

In a letter to fans, Sense8 co-creator Lana Wachowski told the “Sense8 family” that their voices were heard and the show would return to the network for a two-hour finale. While this doesn’t give fans exactly what they wanted — and entirely new season of the show — it will hopefully provide the proper finale they felt they didn’t get. The second season ended on a bit of a cliffhanger, leaving people with unanswered questions. After a petition circulated asking Netflix to bring back the show, the creators were adamant that it wasn’t going to happen. Netflix giving the team a special, Wachowski wrote, was unforeseeable.

“Improbably, unforeseeably, your love has brought Sense8 back to life,” Wachowski wrote. “(I could kiss every single one of you!). It is my great pleasure, as well as Netflix’s (believe me, they love this show as much as we do but the numbers have been challenging) to announce that there will be another two hour special released next year.”


Not only does this confirm that Sense8 will get the respectful ending it deserves, but it also marks one of the first times that Netflix has spoken about numbers regarding a specific show. Other cancelled titles, like Marco Polo, have had extravagant costs cited as a reason to not continue, but Wachowski specifically calls out the lack of people watching the series in relation to the cost of the series. Sense8 was reportedly one of Netflix’s most expensive original shows, costing nearly $9 million an episode. That’s on par with Game of Thrones.

Wachowski didn’t say when the show would return, but suggested that Netflix giving the team a chance to do another special may hint at something else in the future.

“If this experience has taught me anything, you never know,” Wachowski said.

The first two seasons of Sense8 are currently available to watch on Netflix.

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