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Despite hashtags and cult following, Netflix definitely isn’t bringing back Sense8
When Netflix canceled Sense8 earlier this month, fans of the sci-fi drama that was filled with a diverse, LGTBQ-friendly cast were pissed.
Though the #RenewSense8 hashtag continued even after Netflix’s announcement, it won’t be enough to flip the streaming service’s decision. That’s according to the Sense8 Facebook page anyway.
To our Sense8 family… We’ve seen the petitions. We’ve read the messages. We know you want to #RenewSense8, and we…
The primary reason for the show’s cancellation was because it was simply too expensive. Though the show’s followers were zealous, there apparently weren’t enough of them to justify paying $9 million per episode.
“The audience was very passionate, but not large enough to support the economics of something that big, even on our platform,” Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, said Saturday, via the Hollywood Reporter.
Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.