Sense8 has been brought back to life and will now return to Netflix for a two-hour final episode.
Almost exactly one month after the sci-fi drama was
cancelled after two seasons, a last send-off has now been confirmed.
In a letter posted to Twitter, creator Lana Wachowski explained: "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 fell into a fairly serious depression.”
She continued to say that she had never worked “so hard” on a project, and that the show’s cancellation “hollowed me out”.
However, she then said that she “learned that I am not just a me. I am also a we” as the show’s fans came together in the wake of the news.
She wrote: “The passionate letters, the petitions, the collective voice that rose up like the fit of Sun to fight for this show was beyond what anyone was expecting…improbably, unforeseeably, your love has brought Sense8 back to life.”
Former Doctor Who companion Freema Agyeman, who played Amanita Caplan in the show, couldn't hide her excitement on Twitter:
At the time the show was cancelled, Agyeman spoke of her dismay at the decision, calling Sense8 "global, equal, groundbreaking, and diverse".
Earlier this month,
Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos explained the decision to cancel both Sense8 and The Get Down.
“Relative to what you spent, are people watching it? That is pretty traditional. When I say that, a big expensive show for a huge audience is great. A big, expensive show for a tiny audience is hard even in our model to make that work very long.”
Well now, the people have spoken.