Netflix has shot down fans’ hopes of a last minute reprieve for cancelled sci-fi series Sense8.
The sci-fi themed show, created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski, followed eight strangers who suddenly became “sensates” and shared a psychic bond.
It was applauded for its global scope and diverse cast of characters, and the streaming service copped major backlash from fans after they cancelled the series on June 1, with hundreds of thousands of fans signing petitions calling for its resurrection.
Now in a statement on Tumblr, Netflix has told the “Sense8 family” that they’ve “seen the petitions [and] read the messages.”
“We know you want to #RenewSense8, and we wish we could #BringBackSense8 for you,” the message read.
“The reason we’ve taken so long to get back to you is because we’ve thought long and hard here at Netflix to try to make it work but unfortunately we can’t.
“Thank you for watching and hope you’ll stay close with your cluster around the world. #SensatesForever.”
Netflix Original Content VP Cindy Holland announced the cancellation earlier this month, saying: “After 23 episodes, 16 cities and 13 countries, the story of the Sense8 cluster is coming to an end.
“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.”