Sense8 lives! Netflix to air 2-hour finale special to wrap up canceled drama
'Your love has brought 'Sense8' back to life,' Lana Wachowski writes in her announcement
The story of Sense8‘s sensates isn’t over just yet.
The Netflix drama canceled this month after two seasons will return for a two-hour finale special to be released in 2018, co-creator Lana Wachowski announced Thursday.
In a heartfelt letter about her own reaction to the show’s surprise axing, Wachowski writes that the decision came after fan outcry encouraged the streaming giant to bring the show — about a “cluster” of eight strangers linked mentally and emotionally who become targets of a mysterious corporation — back to life. Sense8, after all,had developed a passionate fan base thanks to its diverse cast, LGBTQ-positive themes, and exploration of issues involving politics, gender, and religion.
“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 that there will be another two hour special released next year,” she writes in the announcement below. “After that… if this experience has taught me anything, you NEVER know.”
The drama’s second season ended on a cliffhanger that brought much of the cluster together in London, only to have them watch in terror as Whispers (Terrence Mann) and the nefarious BPO captured Wolfgang (Max Riemelt). Luckily for Wolfgang, Wachowski promises answers. “Thank you all,” she writes. “Now let’s go find out what happens to Wolfgang.”
The special will air on Netflix in 2018.