The Wachowski siblings’ Netflix series Sense8 has been touted from the beginning of its first season in 2015 as a beacon of inclusiveness and diversity. While it wasn’t the most widely popular series, it had a strong, passionate fan base that was largely diverse. The news that Netflix is canceling Sense8 before it can solve its Season 2 cliffhanger came as a shock to those fans, and they erupted online in anger over the choice.
As many were quick to point out, the decision to cancel Sense8 was most likely a monetary one. A single episode of Sense8 averages at about $9 million to make according to producer Roberto Malerba, and ranks as the third most expensive Netflix Original per season at $108 million, coming in behind The Get Down (also cancelled), and The Crown.
But that doesn’t stop fans from being sad, angry, and willing to scream into the void at Netflix.
A lot of fans were sad, and considered the cancellation a huge loss
And even more were mad at Netflix for cancelling a fan-favorite
But other fans were pissed. Sense8 was known as a diverse show, including characters of different races, religions, nationalities, genders, and sexualities, and attracted a largely diverse viewership. Some fans online are hinting that Netflix’s cancellation of the show had something to do with its diversity.
Diversity was an important point of Sense8
And others pointed out the cancellation was announced on the first day of Pride
Begging for a wrap-up special or movie was popular
But, for now, it seems Sense8 Season 2’s cliffhanger will remain unsolved. The first two seasons are currently available to stream on Netflix.