While Season 2 of the popular Netflix series Sense8 was originally slated for June 2016, it has now been announced it will now premiere at Christmas with the remaining episodes happening in early 2017.
The first season of Sense8 was confusing to some, but thoroughly exciting to others, as viewers experienced eight “sensates” connecting to each other. The first season gave us – among other fantastic events – eight actual live births, and the sky is the limit as to what will happen in the second season.
On the Netflix website, the series – executive produced by Lilly and Lana Wachowski, the creators of The Matrix and Babylon 5 and J. Michael Straczynski – is explained as being the story of eight special people who can telepathically experience each other’s lives. Each person has their own special power, which is available to any other sensate in the group when required.
According to Screencrush, while originally fans were looking forward to a June release of season two, they were growing concerned that as it gets closer to the time, there was no news of the second season of Sense8.
— Sense8 (@sense8) March 16, 2016
It turns out it’s going to be awhile, as the show will now only premiere at Christmas, but what a Christmas gift that will be. Actress Jamie Clayton, who plays Nomi Marks, a San Francisco transgender female political blogger and hacker, confirmed on social media that filming of Sense8’s second season is currently underway.
When a fan of the show from Venezuela asked her for an actual release date, Clayton tweeted “Ep1 at Christmas. The rest, all at once in 2017.”
Ep1 at Christmas. The rest, all at once in 2017. https://t.co/mARehJApz5
— Jamie Clayton (@MsJamieClayton) April 27, 2016
When asked for further clarification, Clayton replied that only episode one will be released on Christmas and the remainder of the episodes will all be released at the same time in 2017.
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For those who didn’t see Season 1, Sense8 is the story of eight individuals, situated all over the world, who discover they are mentally and emotionally linked to one another. While they struggle to understand their capabilities, they are guided by another sensate (from another group of eight) who protects them from yet another sensate who wants them all killed.
Each sensate is able to connect and access the other’s skills in helping them to survive various situations, and Season 1 was successful in introducing the individual characters. While initially confusing, as the episodes aired, it gave viewers a glimpse into what a sensate is and leaves everything thoroughly open for the next season.
While the sensates mainly connected remotely to each other in Season 1, Season 2 will see them all get together. Reportedly, there are eight separate filming locations involved, which may be the reason why the release date was delayed by six months.
There was another glitch when one of the Sense8 actors, Aml Ameen, was replaced. While Ameen has reportedly already filmed scenes for Season 2, it is not yet known if a reshoot is going to happen.
The cast of Sense8 includes Daryl Hannah, Naveen Andrews (Lost), Brian J. Smith (Stargate: Universe), Tuppence Middleton (Jupiter Ascending), Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who), Tena Desae, Doona Bae, Max Riemelt, Alfonso Herrera, Erendira Ibarra, Jamie Clayton, Miguel Silvestre, and Terrence Mann.
The show has received various accolades, including the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Television Series in the Locations Managers Awards.
For those who have not yet experienced Sense8, watch the Season 1 trailer below. You have until Christmas to catch up.
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