Weeks after Netflix announced the cancellation of drama series Sense8, co-creator Lana Wachowski, revealed that they’ll get one last chance to say goodbye to the fans. Omg, yes!
In a heartwarming statement, Wachowski addressed the cancellation and admits that she “fell into a fairly serious depression.”
“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, the tears and laughter, as well as the insightful and humbling conversations I have had with people who have connected to this show; they are unlike any fans I have ever encountered as an artist),” she added.
“It is my great pleasure as well as Netflix’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,” Wachowski wrote. “After that … if this experience has taught me anything, you NEVER know.”
Death doesn't let you say goodbye. 2 hour finale episode in the works. Tell your cluster. pic.twitter.com/GHZgGuHwS0
— Sense8 (@sense8) June 29, 2017
Last June 1, Netflix’s VP for original content Cindy Holland said in a statement: “After 23 episodes, 16 cities and 13 countries, the story of the Sense8 cluster is coming to an end.”
“It is everything we and the fans dreamed it would be: bold, emotional, stunning, kickass 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 [Hill] for their vision and the entire cast and crew for their craftsmanship and commitment,” she added.
The much-awaited special finale will air on Netflix in 2018. Tell your cluster!