Netflix renews 'Sense8' for second season

Tue. August 11, 2015 9:56 AM by

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.

(Related: Sense8's Jamie Clayton: Lana Wachowski is a hero.)

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