Netflix Renews ‘Sense8’ For Season 2 Via Birthday Message

For many people who tuned in on Netflix to watch Season 1 of Sense8, it started out as a confusing ride. The season was slow to start and with so many story lines, it took a dedicated type of Netflix fans to persevere. But, for those that did, they were rewarded with a show that was as addictive as it was thought provoking.

While Sense8 hosted a panel at the Television Critics Association, there was no news then of a season renewal. Executive producer J. Michael Straczynski said at the time he was “still awaiting word. We’re cautiously optimistic, but, ultimately, it’s Netflix’s call.” Well, news has finally arrived via a birthday video on Netflix’s official Twitter account that Sense8 has just been renewed by Netflix for another season. In the video, all the Sense8‘s wish each other a happy birthday and then Donna Bae (who plays Sun Pak) made the official announcement that Sense8 would be back for Season 2.

Not long after that video was posted, short videos from cast members started arriving as they showed their excitement for Netflix’s renewal of Sense8. Also added was a birthday cake video on Sense8’s official Twitter account confirming the exciting news.

As of yet, there is no news on when Season 2 of Sense8 will premiere on Netflix or when filming will begin. However, considering Season 1 aired June 5, 2015, it seems possible Season 2 will premiere sometime in or around June 2016.

Sense8 tells the story of eight strangers: Will, Riley, Capheus, Sun, Lito, Kala, Wolfgang, and Nomi. Each individual is from a different culture and part of the world. In the aftermath of a tragic death they all experience through what they perceive as dreams or visions, they suddenly find themselves growing mentally and emotionally connected. While trying to figure how and why this connection happened and what it means, a mysterious man named Jonas tries to help the eight. Meanwhile, another stranger called Whispers attempts to hunt them down, using the same sensate power to gain full access to a sensate’s mind (thoughts/sight) after looking into their eyes. Each episode reflects the views of the characters interacting with each other while delving deeper into their backgrounds and what sets them apart and brings them together with the others.”

The synopsis for Sense8 was provided via IMDb

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