Sense8 will return on Thursday
with a 2-hour Christmas special.
The special is the first episode of the
show's second 10-episode season, which Netflix will release on May 5.
a play on the word sensate, was created by Lilly and Lana Wachowski
(The Matrix) and J.
can make you feel so connected in the way that holidays can make you
feel so isolated and alone,” Lana
Wachowski says in a video. “I wanted to tell a story in this
first episode that was kind of about time and presence and how these
new lives that these characters were experiencing made them feel
empowered, like they could do anything as long as they're together
and at the same time it has a way of making them feel vulnerable and
almost more alone than they've ever felt.”
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