Netflix has canceled Sense8, the sci-fi drama created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski, after two seasons.
“After 23 episodes, 16 cities and 13 countries, the story of the Sense8 cluster is coming to an end,” Cindy Holland, Neflix’s vice president of original content, said in a statement. “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 [Hill] for their vision, and the entire cast and crew for their craftsmanship and commitment.”
Debuting in 2015, Sense8 centered on eight strangers from around the globe who are suddenly mentally and emotionally linked, and must find a way to survive while hunted by those who see them as a threat to the world’s order. The series’ cancellation continues a recent trend for Netflix, which over the past several months has also axed The Get Down, Marco Polo and Bloodline.
The second season of Sense8 debuted May 5 on Netflix.