It seems so long ago that Sense8 offered any update on Season 2, or at least the Christmas special rumored to tide over fans until 2017. Now, Netflix has stealthily confirmed that new Sense8 content will arrive in late December, just in time for the holidays!
Netflix has been reasonably quiet on the subject of Sense8 Season 2, even after the departure of star Aml Ameen, and the likely plan to debut a Christmas special, followed by a 2017 premiere. Now star Jamie Clayton provides new details of the season, including both Aml’s exit, and the departure of Wachowski sibling Lilly, leaving Lana in a solo position for the first time.
Netflix Wachowski drama Sense8 suffered an inadvertent update on Season 2 by the recasting of actor Aml Ameen, though questions remained if a long lead time and late renewal might push Season 2 out of 2016. Now, series star Jamie Clayton says Sense8 will stream a Christmas special this year, but formally premiere Season 2 in 2017.
The Wachowski pedigree and a massive international production didn’t quite turn Netflix sci-fi drama Sense8 into a global hit, and Season 2 may have a minor snag even before is premiere. “Sensate” actor Aml Ameen has abruptly left the series, with a replacement already cast, reportedly owing to a conflict with Lana Wachowski.
Streaming markets are still evolving, between features available, tiered subscriptions, pricing and more, and Netflix, granddaddy of them all, will soon up their prices without a majority of customers realizing. Say goodbye to those grandfathered into the Standard Netflix subscription, as you’ll be forking over an additional $2.00 each month without realizing.
Hollywood recently took a major stand against LGBT discrimination by protesting Georgia’s religious liberty bill. Though the fight was won on Monday when Georgia governor Nathan Deal vetoed the bill, there are still a handful of states with pending legislation against the LGBT community that Hollywood can and should boycott.
You’ve likely heard the term “Peak TV” floating around of late, expressing the exhaustive amount of must-see series floating around on every platform these days, and Netflix in particular. They’re certainly not going to make it any easier for you either, as Netflix plans 31 original series premieres in 2016, up from this year’s 16.
In the summer of 2013, my wife and I watched the first season of Orange Is the New Black in seven days. In the summer of 2014, we watched the second season of Orange Is the New Black in eight days. This summer, we watched the third season of Orange Is the New Black.
Fans of Netflix’s globe-spanning mindtrip drama Sense8 were put on edge by the fact that the streaming service brought the Wachowski-led series to the recent TCA press tour without news of a Season 2 renewal, but never fear. You, and all seven of your other selves will enjoy a second season of Sense8 in 2016, per the official order.
If the premise of Netflix and the Wachowskis’ upcoming Sense8 series has you confused, you’re not alone. Neither are you alone by the June 5 premiere’s latest round of videos focusing on each individual character, and their awakening to seven other selves. Still confused? Maybe you should just watch.