Netflix announced this week that its sci fi series Sense8 will not be continuing to a third season. VP of original content Cindy Holland stated that “after 23 episodes, 16 cities and 13 countries, the story of the Sense8 cluster is coming to an end”. The news does not come has a huge surprise as it took almost two years for the second season to arrive (it debuted in May) and there were rumors in the interim that the show would be cancelled. Sense8 had a big budget because it was shot in locations around the world and it also required a fair amount of production time. But it never quite achieved the viewership levels of the more popular genre entries on the streaming service like Stranger Things, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and the Defenders shows. The actors were contracted for third year, but apparently Netflix decided instead to wrap the show up after its second season. Sense8 did have a small but loyal following that was fighting for a third season, and they may try to lobby other networks to pick it up.
Prior Week Posts:
May 26th: Trailers for Game Of Thrones, Orphan Black, The Strain, and more; a Supernatural / Scooby Doo Cross-over; Twin Peaks Gets Lost in Peak TV; and More
May 19th: Star Trek: Discovery Trailer, Another Game of Thrones Spin-Off, The Exorcist Renewed, Netflix Picks Up The Witcher, and More
May 12th: Agents of SHIELD, Timeless, and iZombie Renewed; Making History, Sleepy Hollow, and Frequency Cancelled; Syfy Picks Up Krypton; and More From the Run-Up to the Upfronts
May 5th: Four Game of Thrones Spin-Offs in the Works, The Handmaid’s Tale and Freakish Renewed, Emerald City Cancelled, and More