Watch the heart-warming (and bone-chilling) trailer for Sense8’s Christmas special

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Jan 8, 2019, 12:01 PM EST (Updated)

The holiday season is upon us, and as a special gift, Netflix is bringing back one of their most popular original series by taking a cue from the UK.

Sense8 will return for a one-off Christmas special on Dec. 23, and we’ve got our first look in the trailer below. The two-hour episode promises to fill in some of what’s been happening to our favorite sensates in the time since last season’s finale.

Fans will have to be content with just those two hours, though, as it’s the last we’ll see of the series before it returns to the streaming service for season two on May 5, 2017.

In addition to the always-intriguing stories of eight globe-spanning characters who can mentally link with one another (allowing each person to share experiences or thoughts, and even take over one another’s bodies), fans of the series can expect some big changes in the upcoming season.

One of the original creators, Lilly Wachowski, will be departing the show. Her sister, Lana, and J. Michael Straczynski, however, will continue as show runners. There’s a shakeup in the cast as well, as Aml Ameen has been replaced in the role of Capheus by Toby Onwumere. 

Check out the trailer for the Christmas special, below, and let us know what you’re hoping the new season of Sense8 will bring in comments.