Cancellation Watch: Porn Site xHamster Offers To Produce Third Season Of Sense8

By | August 19, 2017

In one of the stranger news stories of the week, the porn site xHamster has posted an open letter to the Wachowskis offering to produce the third season of their cancelled series Sense8. Netflix has already agreed to produce a final two-hour finale for the show after a raucous fan campaign tried to change the streaming service’s mind about the cancellation. But now xHamster is offering to do a full third season. The site claims that it has a “long history of fighting for the rights of sexual speech” (the show is known for its open sexuality) and that its full production budget (which they assert is large) would be available for the show. They claim to be one of the most trafficked sites on the net with more daily visitors that the New York Times or ESPN, so the show would get exposure (you can see the full letter below). It seems like a longshot that a mainstream-produced series would make a jump to a porn site, and I’m guessing that the Wachowskis will decline the offer. But if fans are onboard with the idea, they could push for it and it’s not impossible that it could happen. Maybe Netflix could even partner with xHamster and stream the show after it has had its first run on the porn site. It will be interesting to see how and if this develops, and it may come down to how hard the fans push for that third season to happen.

Sense8 follows eight people across the world find themselves telepathically linked and also in danger from a group who sees them as a threat.  It was created by the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski and stars Brian J. Smith, Tuppence Middleton, Aml Ameen, and Bae Doona.  The first two seasons are available for streaming on Netflix.

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