Sense8 Renewed

Sense8 Season 2: EP 'Cautiously Optimistic' About Pickup

Netflix did not have Sense8-tional news for fans of the twisty freshman thriller at the Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday.

Many assumed the show’s TCA panel would kick off with a Season 2 renewal announcement. Instead, executive producer J. Michael Straczynski told reporters that he’s “still awaiting word” about a pickup, adding, “We’re cautiously optimistic, but, ultimately, it’s Netflix’s call.”

Sense8 — which also counts Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix) among its executive producers — follows a group of eight individuals from around the globe, all of whom are connected by a mysterious vision. The cast includes Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill), Naveen Andrews (Lost) and Tuppence Middleton (Sinbad).

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Creatively, Straczynski said he and the Wachowskis already have a plan in place for Season 2 (and beyond). “We are long-game people. We need to know where we’re going, where it all pays off and what it means,” Straczynski elaborated. “Season 1 was an origin story, Season 2 has its own particular arc and so on. To spoil that here would not be in the best interests of the surprise we have in mind.”

All 12 episodes of Sense8‘s first season are now available to stream. Hit the comments with your thoughts on a potential Season 2 renewal.