Just in time for the holidays, Sense8 returns to wish Netflix viewers a Merry Christmas and in true sensate fashion, a “Happy F–ing New Year.” The streaming service just dropped a trailer for Sense8: A Christmas Special and it’s fantastic. The two-hour holiday special serves as an early kickoff to the sci-fi series’ sophomore season which doesn’t arrive until May 5.
“There’s something about birthdays and holiday celebrations,” Lana Wachowski said in a video message. “We notice things about each other. We see how tall kids have grown. We notice how much our hair’s gone gray. #GoPink. Holidays can make you feel so connected in the way that holidays can make you feel so isolated and alone. I wanted to tell a story in this first episode that was kind of about time and presence and how these new lives of these characters made them feel empowered, like they can do anything as long as they’re together.”
According to a press release, the continuation will be “finding deeper connections, learning darker, more desperate secrets about one another, and struggling to identify with more than just oneself.” The clip doesn’t give away too much in terms of plot. It just shows Capheus (Toby Onwumere), Kala (Tina Desai), Lito (Miguel Angel Silvestre), Nomi (Jamie Clayton), Riley (Tuppence Middleton), Sun (Doona Bae), Will (Brian J. Smith) and Wolfgang (Max Riemelt) doing what they do best- connecting with each other, physically and emotionally, to kick ass and protect one another.
Sense8: A Christmas Special arrives Friday, December 23. Check out the trailer below.
Sense8 – A Christmas Special Trailer
Sense8 | Happy Holidays from Lana Wachowski