Netflix on Saturday renewed Sense8
for a second season.
Sense8, a play on the word sensate, was created by Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix) and J. Michael Straczynski.
Last month, Straczynski said during a TCA panel that he was uncertain whether the show would return for a second season. "We're cautiously optimistic, but, ultimately, it's Netflix's call," he said.
"Birthdays are just the beginning. #sense8 is reborn," the streaming service tweeted Saturday, the birthday the eight sense8s on the show share.
Among the show's eight characters coping with a new-found ability to communicate with each other in a dimension that transcends reality are Nomi Marks (played by transgender actress Jamie Clayton), a lesbian transgender woman, and Lito Rodriguez (played by Spanish actor Miguel Ángel Silvestre), a gay man.
The show has been praised for exploring gender and sexuality in an honest and straightforward way.
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