Fans still reeling from Netflix‘s decision to cancel Sense8 can take solace in this little scrap of news: Alex Hawkins, the CEO of porn site xHamster, says they’d be happy to host a third season of the show, which creator Lana Wachowski is reportedly writing.
“We know it’s unconventional, but we want to bring it back—on xHamster,” writes Hawkins. “We’re not talking about a parody, or something less than, but an actual revival of the series.”
“[xHamster] has a long history of fighting for the rights of sexual speech, and non-normative sexuality… [We] continue to use our audience to speak up against repressive anti-LGBTQ laws in the US and abroad, and for sex ed in public schools, Planned Parenthood, and the rights of sex workers.”
Hawkins suggests Sense8‘s frank depictions of sexuality and gender may have influenced Netflix’s decision to cancel the show, and says xHamster would have no qualms with the material whatsoever.
“We have no such limitations, and also understand implicitly the interconnectedness of sexualities across boundaries. In short, we are a we.”
Hawkins asks for a meeting with Wachowski, acknowledging “we know we’re an unlikely home. But five years ago, people laughed at the idea of Netflix producing [an] original series. We think that our time, like yours, has come.”
Wachowski has yet to respond to the letter.
In a recent Facebook Live session, Wachowski, writing in the third person, revealed:
“She’s writing… because she believes so much in the fans that they’re going to go out and actually create so many more fans. Lana’s actually going ahead and writing the entire season 3.”
A Change.org petition to save the show garnered over 500,000 signatures, and Netflix will still be producing a two-hour finale.
“After that,” Wachowski writes, “if this experience has taught me anything, you NEVER know.”