Sense8 Season 3: Renewal Status, Release Date, Christmas Special

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Sense8 season 3 seems inevitable at this point with most of the major cast already signed up for a third season. We’ve got all the news and gossip below plus a prediction for when season 3 of Sense8 will be on Netflix, we’ll also keep this page up-to-date over the next few months as we hear more information.

The series is among the very best Netflix Originals available combining a solid concept from the minds of The Matrix with a great cast, impressive visuals and great action sequences we’ve come to expect from a Wachowski. It tells the story of sensates, a group of 8 individuals who are spiritually connected but are being hunted down by the BPO.

Season 1 landed on Netflix on June 5th, 2015 with season 2 landing around two years later on May 5th, 2017. There was also a Christmas episode that came in December 2016 which set up the story for season 2.

Season 3 Renewal Status

Official Renewal Status (06/01/2017): Show has been canceled.

One source has reported that nearly all of the eight main stars have renewed their contracts.

It’s now been confirmed however that the series has officially been canceled.

“After 23 episodes, 16 cities and 13 countries, the story of the Sense8 cluster is coming to an end,” says VP of Content, Cindy Holland.

“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.”

Although the true reason for the cancelation wasn’t included, it’s likely that swelling cost or the fact that a few of the main cast members decided to drop out could be to blame. It’s also possible that the Wachowski’s are moving onto other projects as they’re traditionally involved in movie projects only.

What Season 3 Should’ve Included

Season 2 ended dramatically with Sun confronting her brother after a season and a half dispute. Most importantly, the team has dealt with Whispers but he’s only one part of the BPO and Wolfgang is still in major trouble with the BPO getting ever closer and other clusters also posing a threat to our eight.

Not only that we have a lot to look forward to with Capheus’s role for office and Lito’s new career change in Hollywood.

We even think there’s scope for Sense8 spending a series on a different cluster perhaps filling the gaps on one of the original ones starring Jonah and Whispers. This could be done in a Christmas special though.

Are you sad to see Sense8 canceled? Let us know in the comments below.

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