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Sense8 Cancel8tion News

Ok so JMS tweeted earlier to say that a part of the reason Sense8 was cancelled was that Netflix could only get half the cast to renew their contracts. 

Now this is starting to make sense. 

Timeline as I understand it is: 

  • Show is pitched as 5-season series. 
  • Netflix picks up show, Netflix picks up solo rights, Netflix lets cast contracts expire after S1 to save money. 
  • Show does well enough for a second season, Netflix picks up cast contracts again for S2 (signing for a single season). Advertising for season 2 is lackluster. 
  • After season 2 is released, Netflix tries to sign the cast again–but because Netflix let the contracts expire, all the actors have signed up for other projects (because, you know, that’s how actors make a living). 
  • Season 2 viewership is low (MY OPINION: partially because of lackluster advertising/insufficient backing from Netflix), but only 4/8 actors are available to sign on, so rather than wait for another year to start filming the series, Netflix instead decides to cancel it. 
  • Sense8 is cancelled, community backlash occurs. 
  • Netflix does not release an explanation for the cancellation–possibly to keep the actors from being targeted by angry fans, because a large company can take that heat much better than 4-8 individuals. 

And that takes us to where we are now. 

As for what to do with this information? I don’t know. It’s possible that this opens the way for a follow-up revival episode or season in 3 or 4 years, if a market is present, if the creators are interested, IF Netflix will spring for it. The good news is, being unable to sign half the cast was a significant decider in cancelling the series. The bad news is, being unable to sign half the cast wasn’t the only decider in cancelling the series. 

Time to settle in for a long haul. Whatever new content ends up coming out–if any new content ends up coming out for Sense8–it will not be coming soon. (unless they like, rush through a graphic novel). But no matter what, I hope we can maintain the connections we forged in the last few weeks. The passion and love radiating from this fandom was dazzling. Let’s keep it going strong. 

We are the Archipelago: Isolated above. Connected below. 

Any scoop on how The Flash‘s Iris will be grieving Barry after sacrificing himself to the Speed Force? —Fowsia
With the action picking up six months later, it’s unclear if time heals all wounds. “We still don’t have Barry out of the Speed Force,” Candice Patton told us at Wednesday’s Saturn Awards (where she was named Best Supporting TV Actress). “Iris is really struggling to deal with that, and she does it in her own way.” And while there’s buzz that Iris will have assumed a larger role within Team Flash, Patton was mum on what if anything Barry’s fiancée might be doing to try to get her love back: “That’s a very interesting question that I can’t really answer!” 

Any news on The Flash? —Megan
A role being cast for Season 4, that you have not heard about yet, should put the visual effects department to the test.

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So, for a while now, I’ve seen rumors about Hannibal’s return. I am not one to take things for face value, so I did some research, myself, and I found an article where they talked with one of the show runners. This is what they had to say.

The series finale proved a juicy conclusion for the visually arresting series, but Fuller and cast members Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy have always hinted that the story was not finished and expressed interest in returning via Season 4 or some kind of longer feature. Fuller certainly has his hands full right now, but in a new interview with Collider, the creator revealed that he knows exactly when “Hannibal” continuation talks will resume.

“Two years after the last airing of the show, we can investigate our options,” he explained. “August 2017 is when we can actually start talking about it. That’s when we would have to see what the rights are for the character and for the story, and see who’s interested and how we get it done.”

“The cast is game, I’m game,” Fuller continued, “it’s just a matter of finding the right time where everybody’s schedules sync up, but I would love to continue to tell the story with Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen. They’re such a fantastic collaborators, and one of the most satisfying actor-showrunner relationships I’ve ever had in this industry. So I would love to continue this story.”

“Hannibal” fans will no doubt be thrilled with this news. 2017 may be an agonizingly long wait just to find out whether the series will continue, but the fact that Fuller is passionate about the series’ future is a great sign. He hoped the series would continue after NBC cancelled it, and it looks like he’s staying true to his word to all of our delight.

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‘Teen Wolf’ Fans, Rejoice: This Is Your Chance To Win A Trip To The Show’s Set

You didn’t miss a beat from all four seasons of “Teen Wolf,” you troll the entertaining cast on their respective social acocunts, and you have the series’ MTV News feed bookmarked on Chrome. Hey, it’s not creepy and stalkerish — it’s dedication! And you could get rewarded for it BIG TIME.

Leading up to the two-part Season 5 premiere on Monday, June 29 at 10/9c — and a special episode airing on Tuesday, June 30 at 9/8c — MTV is blessing us with a “TW” Season 4 marathon where you can relive the madness surrounding The Benefactor and its spine-tingling dead pool.

Kicking off at 9am ET on June 29, the TV event will feature “100 Things About ’Teen Wolf'” as presented by the cast, featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes details, personal experiences on the show, teasers for the upcoming season and much more. That’s not all — fans can actively participate in the extravaganza by testing their werewolf wits with a little game we like to call “Wolfpack Trivia.” Exciting, right?

Viewers/enthusiasts will then use their smartphone, tablet or desktop computer to earn points by answering questions about the series — via mtv.com/wolfpacktrivia — as they appear on-air. (Nice try, but the game hasn’t started yet! The link will be live on June 29.) Results will be calculated in real time thanks to a televised leaderboard featuring the top five participants, giving fans the chance to see themselves on TV! THE BEST PART? “Wolfpack Trivia” participants will be entered into a sweepstakes to win a trip to the actual “Teen Wolf” set. No guarantees as to whether or not any spilled blood and carnage will be wiped up in advance of your trip.

+ Be sure to participate in “Wolfpack Trivia” during the Season 4 marathon on Monday, June 29th, from 9am to 10pm ET on MTV! We suggest setting a calendar reminder.

Once Upon a Time Casts Fringe Alum as Frozen's Ice Queen Elsa

We have seen Etta Bishop’s future, and it is very, very… cool.

TVLine has learned that ABC’s Once Upon a Time has cast Fringe alum Georgina Haig in the plum Season 4 role of Queen Elsa of Arendelle — aka the chillin’ quasi-villain of filmdom’s Frozen.

Previously, TVLine broke the news that newcomer Elizabeth Lail and Greek grad Scott Michael Foster have been cast in the arc’s other two roles, as Anna and her beau Kristoff.

In her Once incarnation, Elsa has long struggled to control her “chilling” powers, and once even — Frozen spoilers ahead! — unleashed upon her town an eternal winter. Ultimately, she realized that the key to keeping her powers in check is love — namely, her bond with younger sister Anna — and now she is aware of the threat she poses if she were to lose control of her magic again.

Previewing the show’s introduction of Elsa, which came about after negotiations with Disney brass and then was teased at the close of the Season 3 finale, Once cocreator Adam Horowitz told TVLine, “We are very well aware of how beloved [Frozen] is, so we’re very careful that we want to tell a story that is uniquely ours but also honors those characters that everyone fell in love with this past year.” Added Eddy Kitsis: “The thing we love about Elsa is she is perceived to be a villain but is clearly misunderstood, and that goes to the heart of our show.”

In addition to her run on Fringe, Haig’s TV credits include CBS’ Reckless (where she’s playing disgraced cop Lee Anne Marcus) and the Aussie drama Underbelly.