Aired: 2015-18, 2 Seasons Totaling 24 Episodes
Starring: Brian J. Smith, Tuppence Middleton, Aml Ameen, Bae Doona
Series Website: http://www.netflix.com/
Description: One gunshot, one death, one moment out of time that irrevocably links eight minds in disparate parts of the world, putting them in each other’s lives, each other’s secrets, and in terrible danger. Ordinary people suddenly reborn as “Sensates.” Netflix
Why Was It Cancelled? Netflix 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”. That news did not come has a huge surprise as it took almost two years for the second season to arrive 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 their efforts did convince Netflix to produce a two-hour finale for the series. The porn site xHamster.com offered to produce a third season of the show, but nothing came of that and the series finale was released in June 2018. The entire series is still available for streaming on Netflix at the link above.
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