Just when we thought we can still figure out where on Earth Wolfgang is, Netflix has officially pulled the plug on its original sci-fi show, Sense8. The streaming service giant’s VP of original content Cindy Holland confirmed the cancellation in a statement published on the platform’s press blog.
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Netflix hasn’t specified the reason behind the cancellation. We know that Sense8 was one of the company’s critically beloved shows that had an eager, devoted fan base. But because the company doesn’t disclose its ratings, we’re not sure how popular it is outside their devoted fan bases. Perhaps those numbers weren’t enough to justify their costs.
As previously reported, Sense8’s budget was estimated at about $9 million per episode for its second season. For comparison, Game of Thrones’ early episodes came in at $6 million on average it rocketed to $10 million per episode on Season 6.
News of Sense8 getting axed came on the heels of The Get Down cancellation after just a single two-part season. Marco Polo was also scrapped off of Netflix’s lineup for good earlier this year, while Bloodline’s demise was announced September last year.
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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said he aims to take more risks with their series and cancel those that don’t work. He didn’t reveal the number of shows they’re planning to cancel and what type of series they will give the go-ahead to, but it looks like just about every show that is awaiting renewal is in jeopardy of meeting an abrupt end.
Among those that are currently on the bubble are the following, per TVSeriesFinale:
- Crazy Head
- Dear White People
- Ever After High
- F is For The Family
- Happy Valley
- House of Cards
- Master of None
- One Day at a Time
- Pacific Heat
- Samurai Gourmet
- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
- With Bob and David
We’ll just have to wait and see if and when Netflix makes cancellation announcements. Note that the platform doesn’t operate like TV networks, so these types of announcements can seemingly happen anytime.
Be sure to check back with us here at The Bitbag for all the new information as it becomes public. In the meantime, let us know which shows you’d like to be renewed for another season. Sound off in the comments below!