Sense8 Season 3: Why Was It Canceled and Should It Be Saved?

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As you may have heard by now, Sense8 has been canceled by Netflix to massive fan distaste the world over. Below, we’re going to dissect as to why the series was canceled and give you a few ways you can let your voice be heard as to getting the show renewed for a third season.

The sci-fi series was the love child of Lana and Lilly Wachowski and created a massive globe-trotting series where eight strangers were connected together. The series is one of the most open and diverse shows in modern times taking all races, creeds, genders and sexualities into account.

Why Sense8 canceled?

Since the Netflix Original program began, it’s seen hundreds of new shows pop and fortunately not many have been canceled. As of late, Netflix has been canceling shows for numerous reasons. In the case of Bloodline, it was because Sony (the studio producing the show) wanted too much money. The Get Down is another big show recently canceled and the budget is likely to be a factor in that show’s fate but also the creator wanting to return to movies.

In the case of Sense8, we think it’s a mixture of reasons. For one, the show has a bit of a rocky road to its second season with Lilly Wachowski pulling out as well as the firing of one of its main cast members. Given how many countries the series is filmed in, the budget would’ve been huge. Although we haven’t had an official response, we assume all of these factors played a part in the decision not to renew.

How To Get Sense8 Renewed

Netflix is a service that’s funded entirely by your subscriptions and they’re very customer service driven meaning they’re on the constant

Here are just a few ways you can let your voice be heard.

  1. Connect with Netflix directly 

    Netflix’s customer service team are great and very understanding. Although we don’t suggest clogging up their phone lines and live chat support, you can use their dedicated area on their site to suggest titles. Simply put in Sense8 Season 3!

  2. Social Media
    Netflix has a strong social media presence, you should be tweeting them using the hashtags #bringbacksense8, #savesense8 and any other of the other hashtags which are being used.
  3. Sign the petitions
    Petition sites are a great way of getting out a message, quite a few petitions have sprouted up since the show’s fate was announced. One of the biggest is currently sitting at 10,000 supporters.
  4. Vote in our poll below
    To help you get the word out, we’ve put a poll below which allows you to vote and most importantly share your opinion about whether or not Sense8 should be revived.

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We hope that gives you some hope and direction as to how Sense8 could get revived. As for actual reality, we think Netflix could be swayed given how customer facing they are. Sense8 has a massive fanbase who are clearly dedicated, even if Sense8 came back for a one-off special for closure, it’d still be enough for most.

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