Fans Outraged As Netflix Confirms Sci-Fi Show ‘Sense8’ Is Cancelled


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Netflix series Sense8 has been cancelled after two seasons, the streaming service has confirmed.

The sci-fi themed show, created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski, followed eight strangers who suddenly become “sensates” and share a psychic bond.

“After 23 episodes, 16 cities and 13 countries, the story of the Sense8 cluster is coming to an end,” Netflix Original Content VP Cindy Holland said.

“It’s everything we and the fans dreamed it would be: bold, emotional, stunning, kick ass, and outright unforgettable.

“Never has there been a more truly global show with an equally diverse and international cast and crew, which is only mirrored by the connected community of deeply passionate fans all around the world.

“We thank Lana, Lilly, Joe and Grant for their vision, and the entire cast and crew for their craftsmanship and commitment.”

The show won plaudits for both its global scope and its incredibly diverse cast of characters, including transgender hacker Nomi, played by trans actress Jamie Clayton, and gay Latin actor Lito, played by Miguel Angel Silvestre.

The show’s second season, which was released on Netflix last month, ended on a cliffhanger.

Cast members took to social media to thank fans and say goodbye to the show.

Fans, who for the last week have been petitioning and tweeting their support for the show in a bid to convince Netflix to keep it going, shared their devastation at the news online.