Previously, it was announced that Netflix hit Sense8 was going to be cancelled, but now things are looking up for our favorite sensates because it looks like some new life is being breathed into the series in the form of an upcoming two-hour special!
Announced today (June 29) by creator Lana Wachowski on the official Sense8 Facebook page, the note detailed just how hard Sense8 fans worked to get the show back — including fan campaigns, hashtags, and phone calls — and how it all showed Netflix just how important this series and its diverse cast was to viewers.
While this triumphant comeback still isn’t the return of the series, it does allow fans some closure after Season 2, as well all the possibility for more, assuming fans can keep the momentum going. Considering it was previously announced that there was absolutely nothing that could be done for a show like Sense8, this is a massive step in the right direction.
“I just wanted to take a moment to personally thank all of you for the love and support and fight you’ve put up the last week or so,” said Brian J. Wilson when news of the cancellation first broke. “In the wake of such bad news it was heartening to know that what Sense8 stood for meant so much to so many people...YOU have given the show the ending it deserved. Even if that fight didn’t have a happy ending, it meant something. Don’t ever forget that.”
This news is definitely a sign of the power that fandom really has and that there is a demand for diverse stories ... and we just can't wait to see what happens next!