#Sense8 Christmas Special & Season 2 Returns May 2017


The story of Sense8 continues with a Christmas special, airing December 23rd, 2016, with this 2-hour long episodes apparently screened at São Paulo's Comic Con Experience on December 3, 2016 (Wiki). Netflix has since announced that the 10-episode second season will be released on May 5, 2017.


I’ve had a decent viewing experience with the series when it first aired 2015, and had actually evoked the show to my (ex) film students just last week!

For the series itself, it had been more intense than I had expected it to be, visually splendid, and as well the mature themes (i.e. nudity and gay lovemaking) were minor explicit but done with taste, IMHO. The series is suitably rated "R21" here in Singapore. Watch Sense8 on Netflix.


While we await further storyline reveals and trailer, scroll down for a peek at the “music video” - featuring the song “What’s Up” (originally performed by 4 Non Blondes”) sung by the Sense8 folks, which frankly was one of the more poignant highlights of the series, IMHO.

WHAT-IS (PARTIAL EDIT): "Sense8 (a play on the word sensate /ˈsɛnseɪt/) is an American science fiction drama web television series created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski for Netflix. Sense8 is being produced by the Wachowskis' Anarchos Productions and Straczynski's Studio JMS, along with Javelin Productions and Georgeville Television. Unpronounceable Productions has been set up to oversee production for the show.

A multinational ensemble cast portrays eight strangers from different parts of the world who suddenly become "sensates"; human beings who are mentally and emotionally linked. The show aims to explore subjects that its creators feel have historically not been emphasized in most science fiction shows to date,such as politics, identity, sexuality, gender and religion.

The first season was written by the Wachowskis and Straczynski and most episodes were directed by the Wachowskis … For the production of the second season, Lilly Wachowski remained active as co-creator but took a break from writing and directing, marking it as the first time the sisters didn't work as one unit in their professional careers. Sense8 is shot almost entirely on location in a multitude of cities around the world."
(Full Wiki Entry
*SPOILERS! ”Call me a bitch one more time, and I’ll kill you…”

And THIS was utterly satisfying!

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