The Netflix hit series Sense8 will be back for a second go-round, the network announced on Twitter.
— Netflix US (@netflix) August 8, 2015
The trippy sci-fi show followed eight different characters living across the planet (all born on August 8th) who find themselves somehow connected to each other mentally and emotionally. The cast was the picture of diversity with two LGBTs in the mix: a trans lesbian San Franciscan Nomi (played by trans actress Jamie Clayton) and closeted Mexican TV star Lito (played by Miguel Ángel Silvestre).
When executive producer J. Michael Straczynski told reporters at the show’s TCA panel that he was “still awaiting word” about a second season fans got worried. “We’re cautiously optimistic, but, ultimately, it’s Netflix’s call,” the ep said.
I loved the series. While it was a bit slow to get going, you realized after an episode or two the creators had to lay the foundation across 8 different storylines. By the time we got to the season finale, it was very, very cool.
Looking forward to the new season.
Here’s a look behind the scenes of the sci-fi hit.