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Netflix Cancels LGBTQ Series 'Sense8'

Thursday Jun 1, 2017

After two seasons, Netflix has pulled the plug on the LGBTQ-infused sci-fi series "Sense8," Variety reports.

The streaming service's VP of original content, Cindy Holland, released a statement confirming the cancelation of the Wachowsk co-created sci-fi drama.

"After 23 episodes, 16 cities and 13 countries, the story of the Sense8 cluster is coming to an end," Holland said . "It is everything we and the fans dreamed it would be: bold, emotional, stunning, kick ass, and outright unforgettable."

"Never has there been a more truly global show with an equally diverse and international cast and crew, which is only mirrored by the connected community of deeply passionate fans all around the world," Holland added. "We thank Lana, Lilly, Joe and Grant for their vision, and the entire cast and crew for their craftsmanship and commitment."

"Sense8" features a large cast of eight main characters from all different walks of life who are all mentally and emotionally linked. "Sense8" starred Tuppence Middleton, Brian J. Smith, Doona Bae, Aml Ameen, Max Riemelt, Tina Desai, Miguel Ángel Silvestre and Jamie Clayton. The series was created by Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski ("The Matrix") and J. Michael Straczynski ("Babylon 5").

News of the cancelation comes soon after Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings said the company may become more strict and cancel more shows. Last month Netflix nixed "The Get Down" after one season. Both "Sense8" and "The Get Down" were reportedly expensive series to produce.

The latest issue of EDGE magazine for iPad covered the new season of "Sense8." Click here to download the issue for free.

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