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“Sense8” Two-Hour Finale Coming To Netflix Next Year

"Tell your cluster."

It looks like Netflix listened to the fans.

On Thursday, the streaming giant posted a video on social media of the actors from the cult series Sense8 singing along to “What’s Up” by 4 Non Blondes. Halfway through the video a message appears on the screen:

“It’s happening. Two-hour finale episode. Tell your cluster.”

In addition to the video, series co-creator Lana Wachowski posted a letter online thanking the fans for being the reason the show is coming back.

“The passionate letters, the petitions, the collective voice that rose up like the fist of Sun to fight for this show was beyond what anyone was expecting,” Wachowski said in the statement.

“It is my great pleasure as well as Netflix’s (believe me, they love the show as much as we do but the numbers have always been challenging) to announce that there will be another two-hour special released next year. After that…if this experience has taught me anything, you NEVER know.”

When news broke that Netflix would not be renewing Sense8 for a third season—in part due to each episode costing $9 million—fans reacted with an uproar. They created a Change.org petition that garnered more than 500,000 signatures and began mailing single flip-flops to Netflix CEO and founder Reed Hastings in a movement called “Operation Flip-Flop.”

“The cancellation of Sense8 Season 3 has been completely unexpected,” read the Change.org petition. “We don’t know any reasons yet, however it’s quite strange that a show that has received such positive response from a wide and heterogeneous audience, gets cancelled.”

It might not be a full third season but at least fans will now get some closure for their favorite Sense8 characters.

The two-hour series finale is set to premiere in 2018. Read Wachowski’s full statement below.

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