After two seasons of one the most intersectional shows in the world, Sense8 has been canceled by Netflix. The reasoning cited comes from Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings who told CNBC that the company hasn’t been cancelling enough shows. Hastings stated that “our hit ratio is way too high right now. I’m always pushing the content team; we have to take more risk, you have to try more crazy things, because we should have a higher cancel rate overall.”
That is apparently another way of saying that Sense8 wasn’t crazy enough, didn’t take enough risk. Most fans, including me, would argue this point but it seems the decision has been made regardless of its fans. Other perfectly good shows that were axed within the past week include Marco Polo, Lilyhammer, Hemlock Grove, Bloodline, and The Get Down.
My theory, and what might sound more reasonable, is that Netflix deemed Sense8 too expensive and not quite popular enough to be kept alive. Or perhaps it wasn’t quite mainstream enough and took too many risks with it’s diverse cast and excellent character development.
It seems that Sense8 was forever on the verge of being canceled, every season requiring fans to herald their support everywhere they could. Unfortunately, I think we were all expecting this; good things never last, as they say.
Especially with the last season ending on such a major cliffhanger, it is all the more frustrating to see this sci-fi drama suddenly canceled. Netflix’s vice president of original content Cindy Holland has agreed that the show was unforgettable, stunning, and bold. Holland stated that though there has never been “a more truly global show with an equally diverse and international cast and crew,” the show is over and she would like to thank those involved for their work.
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