The second season of Sense8
arrives Friday on Netflix.
a play on the word sensate, was created by Lilly and Lana Wachowski
(The Matrix) and J.
After releasing a
2-hour Christmas special in December, Netflix will release the show's
10-episode second season on Friday.
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
The show has been
praised for giving its LGBT characters complete lives, including
romantic relationships. Nomi is in love with her girlfriend Amanita
(Freema Agyeman), while Lito is in a secret relationship with
Hernando (Alfonso Herrera).
In a 2015 interview
Herrera said that the “main hypothesis of the show is that in a
certain way, we're all connected. No matter the color of your skin,
no matter your sexual preference, no matter your religion, no matter
your nationality, we're all connected.”
previous version of this story reported that season 2 would arrive
Wednesday, not Friday. We apologize for the error.