Warning: rant ahead.
Let’s say I had a really shitty week… and then I got a message from Sam on Friday that Netflix cancelled Sense8. And felt like someone punched me in the face. How could this be possible?!
We waited two years for our second season! Two freaking years! And it hasn’t even been available for a month – so how could they decide to cancel it so soon? It is not like they really promoted the show, which is just sad. And their own goddammned fault.
News of the decision also comes a day after Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings told CNBC at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., that he thinks the content platform hasn’t canceled enough shows. “Our hit ratio is way too high right now,” he said. “I’m always pushing the content team; we have to take more risk, you have to try more crazy things, because we should have a higher cancel rate overall.” – Hollywood Reporter
Excuse me?! What in the f*ck is that even supposed to mean? Your “hit ratio is way too high”?! So you decide to cancel good shows because you “should have a higher cancel rate”?! What on Earth?
And why, oh why, do shows like 13 Reasons Why – a finished story, based on a finished book, whose protagonist is a dead girl – need a second season? In what way is that riskier and crazier than shows with a diverse cast and an unfinished story?
The show is unique and everything we need in times like this! Amazing, diverse characters from all over the world, with different sexualities and backgrounds. This show is risky and crazy (in the best ways) – so his words just don’t make sense (haha)!
We just don’t understand! To say we are angry is the understatement of the year! We are pissed! BIG TIME!
Since we are not the only ones who is devasted, the fandom started a movement.
So what can WE do?
- Watch the show! You haven’t seen Sense8 yet? Give it try! You won’ regret it, trust me!
- Sign the petition
- Become active on twitter using the #renewsense8 or #bringbacksense8 and don’t forget to send it @netflix too
- Chat or call Netflix, and share you complaints (but stay polite, the poor people working there didn’t make this stupid decision)
- Just write your series suggestion (“Sense8 Season3”) down here
For all our Sensates out there: We got this! We are going to fight for our show!