Epic futuristic / mythology drama wraps at just 2 seasons.
Netflix has axed its epic futuristic / mythology drama Sense8 after 2 seasons.
Statement from Cindy Holland, vice president of Netflix original content: “After 23 episodes, 16 cities and 13 countries, the story of the Sense8 cluster is coming to an end. It is 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.”
But the global backdrop came with a hefty pricetag. Deadline notes because of the big-budget show’s lengthy pre-production, production and post-production, options on the cast had expired. Although Netflix had reached out to the core actors and negotiated new contracts for a potential third season it ultimately decided to wrap the series.
The news follows the recent axing of The Get Down after just 1 season and CEO Reed Hastings noting the streaming giant needed to cancel more shows in order to take big-hitter risks on new titles.