Why Netflix cancelling Sense8 is a step in the wrong direction
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One of the most talked about Netflix original series, Sense8, has been cancelled this month. Created by the Wachowski sisters and J. Michael Stracyznski, it features several compelling storylines, interlinked narratives and mind-blowing visual sequences (some of a very steamy nature). It’s no wonder that fans have been devastated by this news. There have been several hashtags and petitions aiming for Netflix to reverse their decision, but to no avail. It seems that what has sparked so much anger from fans was the fact that said cancellation was announced on the first day of Pride month, something at the very heart of the series. It seems, however, the choice may have been down to expenses and popularity, with each episode reportedly costing $9 million. One of the most expensive Netflix originals, Baz Lurhman's The Get Down, has also been cancelled in the last month, reportedly at $12 million an episode. Yikes. If you’ve never watched Sense8 before, it is a complicated story to get your head around at first. Essentially, the show is about eight people who are emotionally and mentally linked to one another across the world. Through this link they can access each other’s thoughts, languages, feelings and even be with that person at their location, helping each other through difficult situations.
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