Sense8: Netflix responds to fan petition calling for series to be saved from cancellaton

'We've thought long and hard here at Netflix to try to make it work but unfortunately, we can't'

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Netflix has responded to the fan petition calling for Sense8 to be saved from cancellation.

Following the streaming service's announcement that season two of the Wachowskis' sci-fi drama was to be the last, viewers expressed their upset via Twitter championing a #RenewSense8 campaign which prompted Netflix to reconsider its decision.

Sadly for fans, season three still won't be happening.

Netflix stated on its official Facebook page: “To our Sense8 family... We’ve seen the petitions. We’ve read the messages. We know you want to #RenewSense8. We wish we could #BringBackSense8 for you.

It continued: “The reason we've taken so long to get back to you is because we've thought long and hard here at Netflix to try to make it work but unfortunately we can't.

“Thank you for watching and hope you'll stay close with your cluster around the world.”

The series followed eight 'sensates' – strangers from across the globe who have been mentally and emotionally linked to one another since birth. 

Season one scored positive reviews from critics who praised the show's inclusion of characters from various cultures (Mumbai, Seoul, Berlin, San Francisco and London all feature prominently as locations) as well as LGBTQ themes led by gay character Lito Rodriguez (Miguel Ángel Silvestre) and Nomi Marks who is played by transgender star Jamie Clayton.

The series also starred Doona Bae, Brian J. Smith, Tuppence Middleton and German actor Max Riemelt.

Netflix also recently cancelled Baz Luhrmann's hip hop inspired series The Get Down, one of the streaming service's most expensive properties.