An unlikely source has offered to produce a new season of Sense8
If Sense8 gets cancelled by Netflix again, an unlikely source is offering the Wachowski sisters a back-up plan.
The acclaimed Netflex series, created by transgender sisters Lana and Lilly Wachowski, follows eight pansexual individuals around the globe with an apparent psychic connection.
Fans were left devastated when Netflix confirmed that the show had been cancelled after two seasons earlier this year, despite winning praise for its brilliant inclusion of LGBT characters and themes.
After protests from the show’s fans, Netflix reversed the decision and renewed the show for one further two-hour special – but Lana Wachoswki is already hoping for a third season.
But if Netflix decides to axe the show again, all may not be lost.
Adult entertainment site xHamster today wrote an open letter to the famous directors, offering them the chance to continue the series on their platform.
xHamster exec Alex Hawkins wrote: “We recently read that you’re working on a third season of Sense8 despite the fact that Netflix has no plans to renew the series.
“We know it’s unconventional, but we want to bring it back — on xHamster. We’re not talking about a parody, or something less than, but an actual revival of the series.
“Ever since we read about the cancellation, we’ve been wondering if there was something we could do. While we’re happy that Netflix is picking up the series for a conclusion, before you wrap up the story, we wanted you to consider another option — letting xHamster produce the series.”
He claimed the site has ” a long history of fighting for the rights of sexual speech, and non-normative sexuality”, adding: “We have no such limitations, and also understand implicitly the interconnectedness of sexualities across boundaries. In short, we are a we.”
“[We] continue to use our audience to speak up against repressive anti-LGBTQ laws in the US and abroad, and for sex ed in public schools Planned Parenthood and the rights of sex workers.
“We’d like to set up a meeting to see if there’s some fit for us in the future of Sense8. We know we’re an unlikely home. But five years ago, people laughed at the idea of Netflix producing original series. We think that our time, like yours, has come.”
The Wachowskis have not yet responded.
Lana Wachowski, who is serving as the show’s sole showrunner after the departure of her sister from the project, recently thanked fans for securing the return of the show for a one-off special.
She said: “The fact that Sense8 was brought back to life was every bit as fairytale and storybook as Trinity kissing Neo [in The Matrix] and bringing him back to life. I think it requires to take a breath, to appreciate it, to look around and admire the ‘holy shit!’-ness of it all.
“What you fans did is quite frankly unbelievable.
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“To anyone who knows anything about this business, this does not happen.
“The idea that a very publicly announced cancellation of a show – which included a direct rebuttal to the fans after their initial response – could be reversed by a perseistent, passionate and creative campaign is every bit of the stuff of a Frank Capra movie.”
She added: “The idea that this outpouring of love for the show would reach Netflix and convince them to reverse this decision is, let’s face it, maybe a little too schmaltzy for most narratives today.
“This is also a testament to the cool radical, unpredictable company that Netflix is. They really do care about the artists they work with, the shows they make, and the subscribers – proving again and again that they’re not just a company run by an abacus.
“But it happened, you did it, it’s real! It was by all accounts a kind of populist uprising, and the most astonishing part of it is that you won. That’s something to celebrate.”