Here’s news that we are absolutely thrilled to present: It looks as though Sense8 is un-canceled despite previously getting bad news.
In a new post on Twitter, the show confirmed via a letter from Lana Wachowski that there will be a third season of the show, at least in the form of a two-hour episode. There is a little bit of an interesting disparity in how it is being promoted here. For Netflix, it seems like it’s being set up as some sort of grand finale for the series. However, Wachowski never goes so far, saying that “if this experience has taught me anything, you NEVER know.”
Regardless of what happens with the show from here, there are two things that are clear from this announcement:
1. Netflix really does care about their viewers – This is a tremendous stroke of goodwill towards an audience that has been passionate ever since the series was first canceled.
2. Really anything can happen in the TV world – While we were rooting for Sense8 to return, admittedly we didn’t have a whole lot of optimism for many different reasons — with the biggest one being that the budget for the show’s first two seasons was rather vast. Another thing that is very interesting about this news is that it marks the second straight month in which a show was canceled, but then brought back by the very network that previously canceled it. (The most-recent instance of this was over at NBC with the end of Timeless.)
There’s not a specific timetable for when this two-hour episode will air, but there should be some more news on that coming sooner rather than later.
For now, just be sure to rejoice in your victory! If you do want to ensure that the show does find a way to get life after this episode, the biggest thing that we can say is to be sure to tell your friends and pretty much EVERYONE you know to check the show out. This is one of the only ways in order to guarantee that you get more of it.
What do you think about Sense8 coming back, and what do you hope that its return could bring to go along with it? Be sure to share in the comments! (Photo: Netflix.)