Canned Netflix original Sense8 is returning in 2018 for a two-hour finale, that much we know, but we now have the announcement video for you to pour over, one which gathers all of the wonderful sensates that captured our imagination over the course of two seasons.
It’s by no means the first Netflix original to be put to the sword – The Get Down, Marco Polo, Bloodline, and Girlboss have all been yanked off the streaming service in recent weeks. But because of Sense8‘s impassioned community, one which quickly launched a petition in a last-ditch attempt to sway Netflix’s decision, it’s rather fitting that the online giant has committed to a two-hour special in 2018 to send off the sensates in style.
Hatched by renown filmmakers Lana and Lilly Wachowski – along with co-creator J. Michael Straczynski – Sense8 began life in 2015, when Netflix had already established a string of bankable heavyweights in the vein of House of Cards and female-fronted hit Orange is the New Black. Faced with near-insurmountable odds, the cult sci-fi series managed to carve out an audience to call its own, even if the viewing figures for season 2 didn’t warrant a renewal.
But as Lana Wachowski’s statement reveals, fan support resurrected Sense8 from the brink, and come 2018, viewers can look forward to welcoming the likes of Toby Onwumere, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton, Max Riemelt, Miguel Ángel Silvestre and Brian J. Smith back onto the small screen one last time.
“It’s happening. Two-hour finale episode. Tell your cluster.” Netflix has officially nailed down plans to stage a fitting swan song for its peculiar and, sadly, short-lived genre oddity. If it’s more coverage you’re after, co-creator Lana Wachowski released a touching tribute yesterday appropriately addressed to the Sense8 family. Take a look at it below and let us know if you’re looking forward to one more outing from the show in the comments section.