In a statement posted on Facebook, Netflix explained that the company has been made aware of the petitions and messages to bring Sense8 back. However, the spirited campaign did not persuade the company to change its mind regarding the cancellation.
"To our Sense8 family... We’ve seen the petitions. We’ve read the messages. We know you want to #RenewSense8, and we wish we could #BringBackSense8 for you. The reason we've taken so long to get back to you is
Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos spoke out about the company's decision to pull the plug on Sense8.
"They did a beautiful show," Sarandos said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "The audience was very passionate, but not large enough to support the economics of something that big, even on our platform.”
The Facebook message may be a bad omen for the fans campaigning for other canceled Netflix shows such as Bloodline, a fan favorite.
According to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, the streaming service is looking to be more selective with its content.
"Our hit ratio is way too high right now,” he told CNBC last month. “So, we’ve canceled very few shows…I’m always pushing the content team: We have to take more risk; you have to try more crazy things. Because we should have a higher
Hastings continued by saying: "You get some winners that are just unbelievable winners, like 13 Reasons Why. It surprised us. It’s a great show, but we didn’t realize just how it would catch on.”
FX boss Nick Grad spoke out about the Netflix cancellations and said that he was happy that the streaming service is giving several series the boot.
"They can’t have 10,000 shows," he said, according to Deadline. "I think it brings them back in the ecosystem of where we’re all trying to make the best shows and the best decisions.”
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