Fans were upset, sad, disgruntled, angry, hurt, mad, etc… Every emotion in the book (except for happy or elated) when the news came that Sense8 was canceled. Fans petitioned, trolled, and protested every chance they could get. They acted out on such strong feelings that they just had to be heard. Their voices were definitely heard, but at first, nothing changed, and now the fans are elated.
For all of those that petition, trolled, and protested, you’ve been heard. Your hard work payed off. Lana Wachowski wrote a long and heart felt letter to her fan, or as she likes to call them, her family.
If you think that the news was hard on you, try having hundreds of thousands of people angry at you after the loss of a “loved one” so to speak. Lana felt that the show was near and dear to her heart. She was, after all, the creator of the show.
You’ve Been Heard
After all the petitions, trolling, and protesting, the letter that Lana has written as brought to you great news. For those of you that were bashing Netflix for taking your show away from you, they really had no control over it. The news goes as follows:
“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 there will be another two hour special released next year. After that. . . if this experience has taught me anything, you NEVER know.”
There is more to this letter than one would think, but that part written above is the only part of the letter that Sense8 fans really want to hear.
The Entire Letter
“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 are 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 government 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 Netflix’s (believe me, they love the show as much as we do but the numbers have always been challenging) to announce 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.
Fans are elated knowing that they aren’t the only ones that felts this way over their beloved show. Life for Sense8 fans are happy and calm now that they know that there is an end. Unfortunately, the end won’t be available to fans until sometime in 2018. What are you most looking forward to with the ending of Sense8?