Any hope "Sense8" fans might have for season 3 have disappeared. Netflix recently posted a message on the show's official Facebook account that the cancellation, originally announced on June 1, is definite. There will be no more "Sense8" season 3.

The streaming site was prompted to post the reply following several fan petitions to bring the show back, including one that reached half a million supporters. Netflix tried to explain it has heard and read the messages from fans. "We've thought long and hard here at Netflix to try to make it work but unfortunately we can't," the statement said.

A ‘Sense8’ movie

Sense8” season 2 ended with a lot of questions and cliffhangers. It’s for this reason that fans believe the show deserves another year of story-telling to tie the loose ends together. If Netflix won’t give the series another season, TV Insider expert Matt Rousch speculated that a movie wouldn’t be a surprising choice sometime in the future “so as not to leave the characters entirely suspended in limbo.”

Rousch also said “Sense8” already has that international appeal. Movie studios always want to target the international market. Incidentally, a global appeal is also what Netflix wants, which is why it launched diversified shows in order to improve its subscriber base outside the U.S.

in the first place. Fans thought their favorite show was safe because of this.

Surprise cancellation?

In March, news came to light from Deadline that Netflix rounded up the cast to discuss their availability for filming season 3. The meeting reportedly sealed the deal for Tina Desai, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Brian J. Smith, Toby Onwumere, Jamie Clayton, Tuppence Middleton, Doona Bae and Max Riemelt to return.

“I can say there's definitely more story to tell after season 2,” Brian J. Smith said following the meeting, as Digital Spy reported. “We're not done with it and I hope we get to finish it, I really do."

Thus, when the cancellation announcement came, many were surprised. The production cost for “Sense8” was one of the reasons the Netflix bosses cited in its decision to end the series.

Allegedly, it took the series $9 million per episode and they needed to complete 10 episodes in a season. The production also took a long time to finish as the show needed to film in different locations around the world.

Meanwhile, some of the actors on “Sense8” are doing different projects after the filming for season 2 ended. Miguel Ángel Silvestre's movie, the animation "Ferdinand" will be in theater in December. Doona Bae is working on a new show, "Drug King," in South Korea. Jamie Clayton will be seen in "The Snowman" starring Michael Fassbender. Brian J. Smith is doing "Sweet Bird Youth" on the British stage.