Netflix has handed out a second season order to Sense8, their sci-fi series from Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski and The Matrix‘s Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski. It is not immediately clear how many episodes have been ordered for the show’s second season.
The official renewal comes more than a week after Sense8’s panel at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour where executive producer J. Michael Straczynski told the assembled gaggle of reporters that he was “cautiously optimistic” about a second season pick up. Netflix announced the renewal in a video featuring the show’s main cast, which was posted on the streaming service’s multiple social media feeds.
Sense8 follows eight characters that live in different cities around the world who experience a violent vision, and soon find themselves mentally connected by this experience. They are suddenly able to see and talk to each other as though they were in the same place, and have access to each other’s deepest secrets. Not only must these eight adapt to this new ability and to each other, they must figure out what happened and why and what it means for the future of humanity, while being hunted by an organization out to capture, kill or vivisect them.
Created and executive produced by J. Michael Straczynski and The Wachowskis, the series stars Naveen Andrews (Lost), Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill), Brian J. Smith (Stargate Universe), Tuppence Middleton (Sinbad), Aml Ameen (Harry’s Law), Freema Agyeman (Law & Order: UK), Tena Desae (Dussehra), Doona Bae (Cloud Atlas), Max Riemelt (Amnesia), Alfonso Herrera (El Capo), Erendira Ibarra (FemVamp.Com), Jamie Clayton (Hung), Miguel Silvestri (Velvet) and Terrence Mann (Smash).