The long, long wait for word of new Sense8 finally abated with news of a Christmas special, and 2017 premiere for Season 2. Now, cluster around our first new footage since 2015, as the sensates reunite in a first trailer for the two-hour holiday special.
Sense8 fans well know that Netflix has been deathly quiet on the subject of Season 2, most recently leaking, then backtracking on a reported Christmas special. Well, get ready to have your senses overloaded, as our two-hour Christmas special is confirmed, along with a May date for Season 2, new photos and more!
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.
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.