Netflix canceled Sense8 after two seasons, the streaming service announced Thursday.
It was a bitter blow to fans of the diverse show, especially on the first day of LGBT Pride Month.
Created by The Matrix masterminds Lana and Lilly Wachowski, Sense8 won praise for its diversity and inclusivity both on screen and behind the scenes, which made the cancellation especially hard for fans to swallow — and they made their disappointment known on Twitter.
Netflix also heralded the show’s diversity in a statement announcing the cancellation.
“After 23 episodes, 16 cities and 13 countries, the story of the Sense8 cluster is coming to an end,” said Cindy Holland, VP of original content for Netflix. “It is everything we and the fans dreamed it would be: bold, emotional, stunning, kick ass, and outright unforgettable. Never has there been a more truly global show with an equally diverse and international cast and crew, which is only mirrored by the connected community of deeply passionate fans all around the world. We thank Lana, Lilly, Joe and Grant for their vision, and the entire cast and crew for their craftsmanship and commitment.”
The news comes a week after Netflix pulled the plug on Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down after one season.