Netflix Cancels The Wachowskis' Sense8
- Did Psychics See This One Coming?
I bring all of this up because I read the other day via Deadline (right here) that the program had been cancelled after its second season.
Interestingly enough, I suspected something was up with this property just the other night when -- all of a sudden out of seemingly nowhere -- it popped up on Twitter as being one of the heaviest searched tags before cancellation was announced. When I did some casually surfing to understand why, it honestly looked like an army of bots had gone into combat promoting the show at any and every virtual possibility. Maybe psychics were inundated with visions of impending doom and they went about trying to change history?
As storytellers, The Wachowskis have (sadly) grown increasingly elusive. (I say this fully aware that being unfamiliar with Sense8 could put me on thin ice.) Some of the reviews of the show indicated occasional narrative glitches (like in The Matrix?), and I can't help but wonder if the siblings need to wade into simpler waters. After all, it's difficult enough telling visual stories without providing your viewers with Cliff Notes that maybe a career reboot for them is in order.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!