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.
On Tuesday, Lilly Wachowski, formerly known as Andy Wachowski of the filmmaking sibling duo behind ‘The Matrix’ trilogy and ‘Cloud Atlas,’ came out as transgender. In an letter published to Chicago LGBT newspaper Windy City Times, Wachowski shared an impassioned message about her journey, and the unfortunate circumstances that led to her coming out.
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.
Before Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss, The Wachoswkis had some very different cast members in mind for The Matrix. The directors initially offered the roles of Neo, Morpheus and Trinity to Will Smith, Sean Connery and Janet Jackson, all of whom turned down the film. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which swallows a big, red pill with The Matrix!
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.
A few days ago saw our first look at the Wachowski’s mysterious new Netflix series Sense8, though the action-heavy images raised more questions than they answered. Now, the streaming service has released a full trailer for the June premiere, solving some of the mystery with a complement of images as well.
Netflix has added so many new original series prospects in the last few months, we’d almost forgotten the Wachowskis would follow up Jupiter Ascending with the mysterious globe-trotting Sense8, live births and all. Now, the first photos of the series have arrived, looking a bit more John Woo action-style than we’d expected.
Netflix has a major year ahead of it, even after this past weekend’s debut of House of Cards Season 3, and at last we know its summer plans. Not only will Orange is the New Black Season 3 premiere in June, but so too has Netflix set an official premiere date for the Wachowski’s Sense8, and upcoming prequel series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.