Canned Netflix original Sense8 is returning in 2018 for a two-hour finale, that much we know, but we now have an awesome behind the scenes promo to tease it, 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 given the axe – The Get Down, Marco Polo, Bloodline, and Girlboss have all been yanked off the streaming service in recent months. But because of Sense8‘s dedicated fanbase, 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.
Brought to us by acclaimed filmmakers Lana and Lilly Wachowski – along with co-creator J. Michael Straczynski –Sense8 began life back 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 was able to carve out an audience to call its own, even if the viewing figures for season 2 didn’t warrant a renewal.
Thankfully, fan support resurrected Sense8 from the brink and come 2018, we can all 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 to say goodbye.
“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, Sense8. And with this first look promo now having been released, it’s safe to say that you can expect a proper trailer to debut in the next month or two. As always, watch this space for more.