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  • Well shit, I’m still waiting for my wrap up to Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. That may be the best season ending cliffhanger not to be resolved.

  • Interesting. It looks like Netflix is trying to mend it’s reputation with it’s pop culture audiences so they keep watching their new original content without thinking ”why should I watch it if they will probably cancel it”?

  • Now I can watch the second season.

  • I saw so many people campaigning HARD on twitter daily and I was thinking “y’all are just wasting your time”. Guess not

  • From Facebook:

    > Dear Sense8 Family,
    I have been meaning to write this letter for some time. The outpouring of love and grief that came in the wake of the news that Sense8 would not be continuing was so intense that I often found myself unable to open my own email. I confess I fell into a fairly serious depression.

    > I had never worked so hard, or put so much of myself into a project as I had with Sense8 and its cancellation hollowed me out. I felt the disappointment of my amazing crew (I wish people could understand the impossibilities they achieved with implausible regularity.). I felt the sadness of the actors who had given so much of themselves, always finding more whenever the sun broke from the clouds. But most of all I felt the heartbreak of our fans (again I wish I could cluster with you to share some of the beautiful moments, the hugs, tears and laughter, as well as the insightful and humbling conversations I have had with people who have connected to this show; they am unlike any fans I have ever encountered as an artist).

    > Friends kept calling from all over the world asking, ‘Isn’t there anything you can do?”

    > And the truth was, no. By myself, there was nothing I could do. But just as the characters in our show discover that they are not alone, I too have learned that I am not just a me. I am also a we. The passionate letters, the petitions, the collective voice that rose up like the fist of Sun to fight for this show was beyond what anyone was expecting.

    > In this world it is easy to believe that you cannot make a difference; that when a govemment or an institution or corporation makes a decision, there is something irrevocable about the decision; that love is always less important than the bottom line. But here is a gift from the fans of this show that I will carry forever in my heart: while it is often true those decisions are irreversible, it is not always true.

    > Improbably, unforeseeably, your love has brought Sense8 back to life. (I could kiss every single one of you!) It is my great pleasure as well as Nettlix’s (believe me, they love the show as much as we do but the numbers have always been challenging) to announce that there will be another two hour special released next year. After that… if this experience has taught me anything. you NEVER know.

    > Thank you all Now let’s go find out what happens to Wolfgang.

  • See this is the kind of flexibility which should hopefully make future Netflix original shows a lot more appealing to start watching as well as easier for showrunners to produce.

    Even if a show’s cancelled due to poor numbers, the fact that concluding a story post-cancellation can ensure for Netflix that new viewers are more likely to pick up the series at a later date must really help lead to decisions like this, and that’s a context pretty unique to Netflix as a service.

    I’ve never watched Sense8 but this is really encouraging news for the future.

  • This is excellent news as it always seemed strange for Netflix to not make every possible attempt to wrap it up given the show will live on in their library forever. I wonder how much of this is they simply changed their minds or the financials of putting together a two hour special changed like Lana Wachowski agreed to produce it for less money as in more green screens and less on location shoots? Either way I am happy we can get some closure to the show.

  • Wow, Netflix Netflix’d their own show. Surprised they gave in, to be honest!

  • Good for the fans I guess. It will probably have a very strict budget tho.

  • Well closure is needed. Look at firefly and serenity. The fans wanted it and got it

  • Let this be a lesson that complaining on the internet *totally works.*

  • HELL YES!

    They caved, and this is the best outcome for all parties. Get to complete the series of original IP they own, the fans get an ending, and they show they are responsive to their viewers. The series is messy and not-perfect, but hell neither is real life. I’m really happy the Wacs get to end the series on their own terms.

  • Will it have an hour and a half of slow motion cluster “action”, 15 mins of inter-cluster hijinks, a 10 min orgy/sex scene with everyone, and 5 mins of plot?

  • WE FUCKING DID IT!

  • This is amazing. Can’t wait for the series to get its proper closure.💖

  • So happy about this. People are complaining that it’ll be low budget but they are going to save a bunch of money now that the Sensates are together, they shouldn’t have to film in 16 countries. I’m sure that factor alone was a decision maker.

  • Wow, that’s awesome. Guess i’ll try watching this after all.

  • Now this is what a passionate fanbase can achieve. I’m still upset about the cancellation, but better this than leaving it on a massive cliffhanger.

    And I know most of Reddit takes great pride in hating this show (big shout-out to everyone who told me Netflix will never care about the fans of a “shitty show that nobody watched”), but despite its faults, it was still something special. The premise was one of a kind, the cinematography was amazing, the fight choreography was always awesome, and the scenes where all of them were experiencing something together were just pure joy to watch. I don’t even know how to describe it, it just made me happy when I was going through a hard time, and I’ll always be grateful for that.

  • Cool, I really dug *Sense8* and was pretty bummed it ended on a cliffhanger. Tying up everything in a 2 hour episode will be tough, but it should at least provide more closure than the existing finale.

  • Outstanding news. They couldn’t leave it the way it ended. Can’t wait for the conclusion to this wonderful show.

  • Awesome news for the fans. I’ve heard so much about the show, now that it’ll get a conclusion I’ll probably watch it over the summer.

  • so…10 minutes of plot and 1 hour 50 minutes of weird orgies?

  • I’ll upvote it. I never watched it, didn’t care about it, but you fans deserve it so congrats to you guys!

  • While I’ve never seen the show, I’m happy that those that like the show can get some closure out of this announcement. The fact that Netflix is doing this has made my respect for them go up even more.

  • this actually makes me want to watch it when it concludes. even if the conclusion feels rushed, if all loose ends are tied, ill consider it worth my time to watch the series at some point. good move on Netflix.

  • Is this going to be 34 minutes of actual plot and 1h26m of orgy?

  • Now to bring back Carnivàle!

  • Yaaaaas we get a send off

  • Netflix is doing it right. Wrap it up for the fans

  • Now if we can just get the same treatment for marco polo that would be amazing.

    For those not in the know on that Marco Polo was canceled for similar reasons. Production costs approaching Game of Thrones levels without the viewership to justify it.

    Season 2 ends in a cliffhanger and blue balls for all the fans of the show. :/

  • Maybe Netflix should take over the two hour wrap-up for Deadwood that we were promised from HBO.

  • So the Firefly treatment eh?

  • Yes!!! Wish it was a whole season, but I’ll take anything just to have closure!

  • I freaking loved this show and was totally pissed when they killed it on a cliffhanger like that. They’re still kinda fucking us ala Firefly but it’s better than nothing!

  • Don’t care about Sense8 but I’m happy for all the fans that will get a closure.

    So many TV shows that didn’t get a proper ending. You guys are lucky.

  • Best news ever!

  • I hope this acts as a lesson for Netflix that even if they are going to cancel a series, they need to end it (preferably properly).

    Netflix needs to realise that whilst viewership numbers in the short term might not be what they expect, these series will continue to be an asset to Netflix going forward in the future.

  • That’s good. Want to improve your business (TV series) as a whole? Stop cancelling shows which leave their viewers hanging with no closure. The practice of giving a cancelled series a finale to wrap as much up as they can should be common place. Or at the very least put out a comic book series or the showrunner/writers do a round table where they discuss what would have happened.

    It burns viewers and turns them off (slowly) to adopting new TV shows when the risk of them getting cancelled, especially cancelled and never getting closure, is high. That is a slow burn that I believe has impacted and will continue to impact TV viewership as a whole.

  • Poor Marco Polo didn’t even get a proper ending. Definitely a better show in my book.

  • I’m glad we’ll at least get a proper ending. It beats nothing.

  • Now I can watch the season 2 finale!!!!

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