'Sense8' Cancelled For Good: Series Star Brian J. Smith Talks About The Ending It Deserved

Or Goren

Fans around the world were bitterly disappointed when news broke earlier this month that Netflix' Sense8 series was cancelled. Hundreds of thousands of fans signed a petition, social media was filled with calls to reconsider - but it seems there just weren't enough viewers out there for the highly-praised series.

One of the co-stars of the series, Brian J. Smith, wrote a lengthy letter to the fans of the show, thanking them for their support, and explaining the real reasons behind the cancellation. In addition, Netflix' chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, spoke this weekend on the cancellation and explained why it just had to happen despite the outcry.

Sense8, created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski along with writer J. Michael Straczynski, was a very expensive show for Netflix to produce. According to some reports, each episode of the globe-spanning series cost $9 million, as the series was filmed on location across nine countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and the United States.

Brian J. Smith, who portrayed police officer (and one of the "sensates") Will Gorski on Sense8, was one of the driving forces behind the campaign to save to the show. Back on May 30, before the official cancellation decision was even made public, Brian took to Twitter to urge fans to "start making some noise," otherwise the show might get cancelled.

"I had a pretty clear idea by that point that Netflix had made their move, and I also knew from previous experience that once a cancellation is announced there is no going back. It is absolutely final, and the fans are left feeling helpless and angry.

"I stepped out of my lane and preempted the official announcement because you, our cluster, deserved to have your voices heard. And you came roaring back in a way I wasn't expecting. It was beyond awesome. I guarantee you, you were seen and you were heard."

"I stepped out of my lane and preempted the official announcement because you, our cluster, deserved to have your voices heard. And you came roaring back in a way I wasn't expecting. It was beyond awesome. I guarantee you, you were seen and you were heard."

"We couldn't support those economics. If you put all your money into something that a very few people are watching, eventually you'll have nothing for people to watch."

This, of course, won't help to console the show's fans, who were particularly angry at the fact that the series will never get its resolution. Season 2 concluded with a major cliffhanger, and now we will never know how it was supposed to turn out at the end.

"Please know that the fight you all put up in trying to save something that you loved will forever be the 'final season' of Sense8. YOU have given the show the ending it deserved. Even if that fight didn't have a happy ending, it meant something."

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