Netflix has renewed the Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski sci-fi drama “Sense8” for a second season.
The streaming service tweeted a video message Saturday morning with the cast of the show wishing the program a happy birthday and announcing that it will return for a second season. You can see that below.
The show follows eight strangers around the globe who are connected through shared visions and thoughts. The international appeal and strong social media base of the program reportedly had a big impact on determining plans for renewal.
Straczynski, who was at the vanguard of heavily serialised sci-fi television back in the 1990s when he created “Babylon 5,” appeared at the TCA’s last week where he was optimistic about a second season and said: “There’s been a tendency for science fiction to be seen as something other than for adults – it tends to be about either the MacGuffin, the device, the magic, the gadget, the gimmick or the mission. We wanted to make this show about the journey and [do something] for grown-ups.”
The show scored mixed reviews from critics who admired the ambition but had trouble with some of the execution. The series was notable for some key moments though, such as a much talked about psychic bisexual orgy scene in the sixth episode.
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