The sensates are coming back in 2016.
The cast announced Saturday (on 8/8, the characters’ shared birthdate) that Netflix has renewed Sense8 for a second season. Take a gander at the video below.
Netflix does not publicize its viewership numbers, but it was apparently high enough to warrant another run of episodes in the ambitious series, which shoots internationally with a large cast. Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix) and J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5) are behind the show.
Sense8 stars Tuppence Middleton, Doona Bae, Brian J. Smith (Stargate Universe), Aml Ameen, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Max Riemelt, and Miguel Ángel Silvestre, along with Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who), Daryl Hannah, and Naveen Andrews (LOST).
We’re still making our way through the show (keep up with our progress in the Season One episode guide), and Sense8 is definitely a trip — unlike anything on television. The TV-MA rated series seems not only willing but eager to push boundaries while exploring the story of eight strangers around the world who slowly discover that they are telepathically linked.
Renewal was evidently less certain than it was for Daredevil, another genre offering that powered strongly right out of the gate when it debuted on Netflix in March.
Have you watched Sense8? What do you think of the show?
— Netflix US (@netflix) August 8, 2015