Looks like Sense8 will not be returning via the petition route, as some had hoped. Created by the Wachowski Things, alongside fellow science-fiction and fantasy television royalty J. Michael Straczynski , Sense8 was a ” highly original American drama series followed a diverse cast of multi-ethnic characters who find themselves endowed with the special abilities of a sensate – namely someone who is mentally and emotionally linked to other human beings possessed of the same power.”.

After two seasons and Christmas special, Netflix recently decided to pull the plug on the show early this month. Unfortunately, fans were pretty quick to produce a petition demanding Netflix restore the show and create a third season.

Per a posting to the official Tumblr page for show, Netflix has officially decided to cancel the show, despite the emotional, heartfelt appeal contained within the petition. Check out a transcription of the original letter below:

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 because we’ve thought long and hard here at Netflix to try to make it work but unfortunately we can’t. Thank you for watching and hope you’ll stay close with your cluster around the world. #SensatesForever

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