Fans were so incensed when Netflix canceled the phenomenon Sense 8, the series from trans siblings the Wachowskis that stars Jamie Clayton, who is trans, Lito Rodriguez, who is gay, and features several queer characters, that they petitioned for its return until Netflix announced it would shoot a two-hour finale. When Sense8 was unceremoniously axed after its second season, hashtags #RenewSense8 and #BringBackSense8 began trending on Twitter.
"It is not just a TV show, to watch for fun, instead of just being that, Sense8 has given the world a new way of seeing others: with acceptance, love, and understanding," the petition read.
In June, Lana Wachowski announced in a letter that Netflix had agreed to shoot a two-hour ending for the psychically-connected international characters that comprised the series. She said that she was deeply moved by the fan outcry and that the finale could not have happened without the fans.