Sense8 Renewed

Sense8 Renewed for Season 2

Here’s some Sense8ational news to start off your weekend: Netflix has renewed its globe-trotting, mind-bending thriller for a second season.

The streaming giant let the cast announce the news early Saturday via Twitter.

At the show’s TCA panel last month, executive producer J. Michael Straczynski told reporters that he was “still awaiting word” about a pickup, adding, “We’re cautiously optimistic, but, ultimately, it’s Netflix’s call.”

Sense8 — from Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix) — 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).