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 yet to issue a formal announcement or description of the Sense8 Christmas special, though the streaming service’s own menus confirm that the new episode will arrive on Friday, December 23. We’ve reached out for comment and will update on any official footage.

UPDATE: Netflix has removed “Christmas Special Coming Dec. 23” from its menus, which now read “Coming Soon.” Representatives have not responded to requests for comment, but stay tuned.

Netflix has yet to set an official date for Season 2, though we know that the next run will see the departure of star Aml Ameen, as well as Wachowski sibling Lilly, leaving Lana in a solo directing position. Lilly sat out the season to “focus on her well-being” after coming out as transgender, and may return for a potential third season.

For those unfamiliar, Sense8 follows eight characters around the world who find themselves mentally and emotionally linked in the aftermath of a mysterious death. Its cast includes Daryl Hannah, LOST star Naveen Andrews, Brian J. Smith (Stargate: Universe), Tuppence Middleton (Jupiter Ascending), Jamie Clayton, Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who), Indian actress Tena Desae, South Korean actress Doona Bae, German actor Max Riemelt, Mexican actors Alfonso Herrera and Erendira Ibarra, as well as Miguel Silvestre and Terrence Mann.

We’ll update if and when Netflix comes out with more official details for the Sense8 Christmas special and beyond, but what should fans hope for? Watch the first trailer again below.

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