Netflix over the weekend announced
plans for its LGBT-inclusive supernatural drama Sense8.
According to Variety,
a two-hour Christmas special arrives December 23 and the show's
second 10-episode season streams on May 5.
A description of the Christmas special
reads: “The journey continues as these eight singular hearts and
minds weave in and out of each other’s lives finding deeper
connections, learning darker, more desperate secrets about one
another and struggling to identify with more than just oneself.”
a play on the word sensate, was created by Lilly and Lana Wachowski
(The Matrix) and J.
In the show, eight
characters cope with a new-found ability to communicate with each
other in a dimension that transcends reality. One of those
characters is gay, Lito Rodriguez (played by Miguel Angel Silvestre),
and another is transgender, Nomi Marks (played by transgender actress