A huge audience was disappointed with the end of this series, but it was not surprising to know that the budget was excessive. Producing it was an amazing thing!
Since the inception of the medium, television has always been seen as a cheaper yet more marketable alternative to film. But that doesn't mean it’s cheap to produce. Some of the most beloved series in television history have had massive budgets (and, surprisingly, so have some of the worst).
Sense8 was a short-lived science fiction series that ended despite having grabbed the attention of fans.
The story of Sense8 begins when the psychic connection of eight strangers from different cultures and parts of the world is "birthed" by a woman called Angelica, who kills herself to avoid capture by a man named "Whispers".
It might be the most successful thing the Wachowskis have made since The Matrix. Apparently, the Wachowskis insisted on filming everything on location, meaning they had to pay for long-term filming permits in nine different metropolitan areas around the world.
Netflix was, however, was relieved of the burden, having evaded immense losses that would have emerged. The show became one of Netflix's best productions, leaving its supporters nostalgic.
But Netflix still had to cancel this sci-fi sleeper hit because it was costing them a healthy $9 million per episode.
Though unexplained, the cancelation doesn’t come as a total surprise, as fans have speculated about the lack of a season 3 pickup announcement for weeks and because Sense8’s budget was also pretty massive,
Its nine-million-dollar budget per episode was nothing short of extravagant, with its 23 episodes shot in 16 different cities and 23 countries. Sense8 later made a return with a two-hour finale due to public demand to put its viewers' minds at ease.