Netflix won’t be further exporing the world of “Sense8”: The show has been canceled after two seasons.

Contracts for the cast had lapsed in the period between filming Season 2 and its release on May 5, and while new deals were apparently in the works, Netflix ultimately decided to end the show rather than go ahead with a third run — despite the season ending on a pretty big cliffhanger.

Show Patrol first reported the news of the cancellation.

“After 23 episodes, 16 cities and 13 countries, the story of the ‘Sense8’ cluster is coming to an end,” Netflix VP of original content Cindy Holland says in a statement. “It is everything we and the fans dreamed it would be: bold, emotional, stunning, kick ass, and outright unforgettable. Never has there been a more truly global show with an equally diverse and international cast and crew, which is only mirrored by the connected community of deeply passionate fans all around the world.”

“The Matrix” auteurs Lana and Lily Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski (“Babylon 5”) created the series, which centered on a group of eight people who were psychically connected but physically far-flung.

The global scale of the show made it an expensive one; producer Roberto Malerba said in an interview Season 2 cost close to $100 million to produce, nearly double the budget for Season 1.

Netflix doesn’t release viewership figures for its shows.

“Sense8” is the second series Netflix has canceled in the past week, joining “The Get Down.” Both are on this list of shows that have been canceled in 2016-17.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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