It took a bit longer than fans might’ve liked, but Netflix has officially pulled the trigger on a second season of The Wachowskis’ ambitious science fiction series Sense8.
The series, which comes from genre heavies the Wachowskis and Babylon 5 auteur J. Michael Straczynski, debuted to solid critical reviews a few months ago on the streaming service. The series was built with a five-year plan mapped out, though fans have been left wondering whether the creators would get a chance to actually tell that massive story. If nothing else, now we’re at least one year closer to the endgame.
The series itself is a globe-trotting mystery/adventure about a group of seemingly random individuals who realize they are mentally and emotionally linked. Through that sci-fi lens, the creators are aiming to explore everything from sexuality to religion and identity. It’s a heady pitch, but for the most part they’re managing to pull it off. This is a unique show at a time when the sci-fi genre could use some creativity.
Though the series doesn’t seem to be among Netflix’s biggest and buzziest hits, it appears to be a solid performer — and a rare straight sci-fi series for the service. It’s encouraging to see Netflix give it some room to breathe and grow. Here's hoping year two is even better.
Look for Season 2 of Sense8 to arrive (probably) in 2016.
(Via The Verge)