Sense8 (season 2)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Sense8 (season 2)
Sense8 season 2.jpg
Promotional art
Starring
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 12
Release
Original network Netflix
Original release
  • Special
  • December 23, 2016 (2016-12-23)
  • Season
  • May 5, 2017 (2017-05-05)
  • Special
  • June 8, 2018 (2018-06-08)
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 1
List of Sense8 episodes

The second season of Sense8, an American science fiction drama web television series created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski, follows eight strangers from different parts of the world who suddenly become "sensates"; human beings who are mentally and emotionally linked. The season was produced for Netflix by Lana Wachowski and her wife's Venus Castina Productions and Straczynski's Studio JMS, along with Georgeville Television and Elizabeth Bay Productions. Unpronounceable Productions was set up to oversee production for the show since the first season.[1][2][3]

A multinational ensemble cast starring Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton, Toby Onwumere, Max Riemelt, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, and Brian J. Smith portrays the suddenly connected strangers. Onwumere replaced season 1 star Aml Ameen, who left the show in March 2016 during its filming. Freema Agyeman, Terrence Mann, Anupam Kher, Naveen Andrews, Daryl Hannah also star. The episodes' scripts were written by Lana Wachowski and Straczynski, with the exception of the series finale which was written by Lana, David Mitchell, and Aleksandar Hemon. The majority of them were directed by Lana Wachowski, with the remainder being divided between the Wachowskis' frequent collaborators James McTeigue, Tom Tykwer, and Dan Glass. It was filmed in Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, India, Italy, Kenya, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, South Korea, the UK, and the US.

On August 8, 2015, Netflix announced that it had renewed the show for a second season. Netflix released the first episode of the second season, a two-hour Christmas special, on December 23, 2016; the remaining 10 episodes of the season were released on May 5, 2017. The season was met with positive critical reception and received a nomination for Outstanding Drama Series in the GLAAD Media Awards, and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour). Following Netflix's decision to cancel the series, a two and a half hours finale was released on June 8, 2018, as the twelfth episode of season 2, to positive reviews.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

The eight sensates[edit]

Other regulars[edit]

  • Freema Agyeman as Amanita "Neets" Caplan, Nomi's girlfriend, who later becomes an ally for the new sensates.[21]
  • Terrence Mann as Milton Bailey "Whispers" Brandt, a sensate who turned against his own kind and who is part of an organization determined to neutralize sensates, known as the Biologic Preservation Organization (BPO).[22]
  • Anupam Kher as Sanyam Dandekar, Kala's loving father, a chef and restaurant owner.[23]
  • Naveen Andrews as Jonas Maliki, a sensate from a different cluster who wants to help the newly-born cluster of sensates.[22][24]
  • Daryl Hannah as Angelica "Angel" Turing, a sensate from the same cluster as Jonas, who becomes the "mother" of the new sensates' cluster as she activates their psychic connection.[25]

Recurring[edit]

The recurring actors are listed by the region in which they first appear.

  1. ^ Hayser's character first briefly appears, without context, in a flashback taking place in Chicago, but he is properly introduced in the Californian woods, along with the other characters that feature in the location.

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
131"Happy F*cking New Year"
"A Christmas Special"[a]
Lana WachowskiLana Wachowski & J. Michael StraczynskiDecember 23, 2016 (2016-12-23)
Will uses heroin to block out Whispers while hiding in a safe house with Riley. Kala has married Rajan, but Wolfgang remains in her thoughts. Jonas reveals to Will that his cluster is not the first to be born by Angelica and that Whispers takes medication to block his sensate abilities. Kabaka gifts Capheus a new matatu to repay him. The eight celebrate their shared birthday. Lito refuses to deny his homosexuality upsetting his agents after Joaquin releases the pictures. Felix wakes up in the hospital and returns to normal. Joong-Ki hires men to kill Sun in prison but she defeats them with the help of the cluster. Lito is evicted from his apartment for his homosexuality, but his mother lovingly accepts him. Nomi and Amanita move in with Bug, as Nomi is still being pursued by government agents and especially Agent Bendix. Whispers intimidates Will by paying his dad a visit. Wolfgang is offered by his aunt and, later, territory boss Volker Bohm, the opportunity to become involved with organized crime the way his uncle was; he turns them down. Later, Bohm's hitmen perpetrate a shooting and come after Wolfgang, but he defeats them with help from the cluster.
142"Who Am I?"Lana WachowskiLana Wachowski & J. Michael StraczynskiMay 5, 2017 (2017-05-05)
Will attempts to learn more about Whispers during bouts of heroin-induced semi-unconsciousness, while Riley takes care of him. Flashbacks reveal Angelica was in a relationship with Whispers. Lito, Capheus, and by extension the entire cluster, introspect on the question "Who am I?", as the two are being interviewed about their respective careers. Capheus and the reporter, Zakia, develop a fondness. Felix is given a nightclub by a man named Sebastian Fuchs without explanation. Lito's film premiere disappoints, as the audience no longer sees him as an action hero. Nomi and Amanita attend a lecture in Chicago by Professor Kolovi, who speaks of an early hominid called Homo sensorium that communicated telepathically and was wiped out by Homo sapiens. Kolovi recognizes Whispers in a picture as Dr. Matheson, a former student. The two visit Sara Patrell's mother and learn that "Matheson" was Sara's tutor, and that Angelica and other sensates paid her visits after Sara's disappearance. Riley dupes Whispers into thinking that she and Will are still in Iceland, while they are actually in Amsterdam. Will is able to use his connection to Whispers during his meeting with a BPO higher-up named Richard Wilson Croome, and identifies the location as London.
153"Obligate Mutualisms"Lana WachowskiLana Wachowski & J. Michael StraczynskiMay 5, 2017 (2017-05-05)
The cluster blackmail Croome for a meeting and rendering Whispers unconscious. Lito loses his role in his upcoming big movie. Men sent by Joong-Ki disguise themselves as prison guards and attempt to murder Sun, but she is saved by Min-jung. The cluster, Amanita, and Bug help them break out. Felix and Wolfgang visit Fuchs' loft. Fuchs wants to use their underworld connections to defuse a gang war that could disturb his money laundering operation. Wolfgang discovers that Fuchs' partner, Lila Facchini, is also sensate. The two engage in sexual mind-games. Lito, Hernando, and Daniela decide to buy an apartment together. The cluster visit Jonas and learn more about him and Angelica. Will meets with Croome at the Rijksmuseum. Croome claims that BPO's mission was once to foster co-operation between sensates and humans, but after 9/11 and the War on Terror, sensates were categorized as threats. He further explains that he belongs to a group that work to revert BPO to its original mission. As a token of good will he provides Will with blockers, right before one of Whispers' lobotomized puppets attacks and kills him. Unable to kill Will as well, Whispers is forced to kill his own drone.
164"Polyphony"James McTeigueLana Wachowski & J. Michael StraczynskiMay 5, 2017 (2017-05-05)
Will escapes from the museum with help from the cluster. Kala meets Ajay, Rajan's friend. Nomi and Amanita tell Bug about sensates. Capheus defuses a riot over water. Amanita is pursued by Agent Bendix. Kala becomes caught up in a riot, at the temple, over the new anti-religion law that was championed by Rajan's father. Riley takes Croome's pills to be studied by her friend who makes and sells party drugs. There, she meets Puck, a chemical engineer. Capheus is interviewed about his role in defusing the riot. Rajan and his family receive death threats. Lito visits the father of Raoul Pasquale, a Mexican journalist and past lover, who disappeared some time ago and who Lito now realizes was a sensate from the first cluster Angelica birthed. Raoul's father shows Lito a tape of Raoul's that depicts Whispers and Kolovi experimenting on puppeteering Todd, a member of Raoul's cluster who was devoutly religious and believed he was cursed. Two police officers locate Sun but she renders them unconscious. Before doing so, detective Mun recognizes Sun as his opponent in a martial arts competition. Sun and Min-jung part ways. Jonas tells the cluster he is about to be killed by BPO.
175"Fear Never Fixed Anything"James McTeigueLana Wachowski & J. Michael StraczynskiMay 5, 2017 (2017-05-05)
The cluster mourns Jonas's death. Capheus is approached by a political party and asked to stand as a candidate, but he turns them away. Sun returns to her trainer. Detective Mun also pays him a visit, telling him he wants to help Sun. Bug uses his contact with Anonymous to obtain an "E-death" kill switch which will erase all warrants and records of Nomi's existence. In exchange, the hacker, who is aware of both sensates and BPO, asks that Nomi owes them a favor. Whispers visits Will and tells him his actions are for the benefit of sensates and Angelica believed in his cause. Lito cannot find a script to his liking but the São Paulo Gay Pride Parade organizers offer him the role of grand marshal. Kala starts to become suspicious of Rajan's business practices but he tells her there is no cause for concern. Lila is looking to benefit from the war between Bohm and Fuchs. Wolfgang turns down her offer. Riley and the cluster, now aware that they are not alone, organize a massive rave in Amsterdam to draw the attention of other sensates. Cops sent by Whispers storm the place, but Will and Riley escape successfully.
186"Isolated Above, Connected Below"Lana WachowskiLana Wachowski & J. Michael StraczynskiMay 5, 2017 (2017-05-05)
After the rave, Riley is contacted by two sensates: the Old Man of Hoy, an elderly Scottish man, and Puck, who hid he was sensate when he first met Riley. Sun leaves her trainer. Wolfgang and Kala consummate their connection, as do Capheus and Zakia. Capheus learns Kabaka is dating his mother, and that Kabaka too is HIV-positive. Lito hosts the Gay Pride Parade and comes out publicly in front of millions of people. With her new-found freedom, Nomi agrees to attend her sister's wedding, and also travels with Amanita to locate Angelica's cabin. Wolfgang tries to gain Lila's trust by helping her, while she assassinates Bohm. Hoy reveals to Riley he was involved in the creation of BPO with its founder, Ruth Al-Sadaawi, a sapiens who lost her sensate twin sister to murder. Hoy uses his connections to sensates around the world to locate someone who knows the identity and whereabouts of Whispers. Riley will have to travel to Chicago to meet the informant. Flashbacks reveal Angelica reluctantly using her neural graft research to make a lobotomized Raoul explode the cabin, her research, and himself. Pretending Raoul acted on his own, she told Whispers she would be starting over.
197"I Have No Room In My Heart For Hate"James McTeigueLana Wachowski & J. Michael StraczynskiMay 5, 2017 (2017-05-05)
Rajan admits to Kala his company does not discard the drugs found to be substandard, and Kala is heartbroken. He later asks for forgiveness. Riley is visited by Bodhi, a sensate from the rave that displays a greater control of her abilities; she tells Riley she can not help her. Returning from São Paulo, Lito, Hernando and Daniela are confronted by Joaquin and Daniela's parents, who threaten to disown her. In Chicago, Riley is escorted by Diego, who is initially angry at Will for disappearing. Capheus decides to run for office and reveals his ambitions to his mother, who is initially furious, but eventually offers support. Lito is fired by his agents. Sun visits her parents' graves, and is confronted by Detective Mun. Mun tells her that if she can beat him in fight, she can walk free. After a long and intense fight which culminates in a kiss, Sun knocks out Mun and walks away. Whispers remote-controls Todd to perpetrate a shooting, and Nomi and Amanita realize it. Riley meets with her contact, and gets information on BPO's formation and Whispers' identity and location. When Will reaches the place, he is surprised to be visited by an alive Jonas.
208"All I Want Right Now Is One More Bullet"Dan GlassLana Wachowski & J. Michael StraczynskiMay 5, 2017 (2017-05-05)
The Chairman of BPO saved Jonas to keep tabs on Whispers, as despite using Whispers' services to kill his opposition, he does not trust him. Whispers and his family are evacuated before Will gets to him. Mandiba, Capheus' political opponent, uses negative ads against him. Kala is wondering whether she should tell Rajan about sensates and her feelings for Wolfgang, while Rajan is harboring his own secrets. Lito is dreading the loss of a career. Riley investigates the ID of her contact with the help of Diego. Nomi informs Sun that Joong-Ki will be attending a gala. They hatch a plan for Sun to attend undercover as a waitress, by using Lito's cocktail-making skills. Fuchs reveals to Wolfgang he strongly suspects Lila has negotiated with a competitor to kill Fuchs. Lila, eavesdropping through her connection with Wolfgang, calls Fuchs and makes him think Wolfgang is the one that is looking to kill him. Wolfgang attends dinner with Lila, knowing fully well it is an ambush. Lila reveals her plan to make Berlin into a safe haven for sensates, free of sapiens. Rejecting her offer to join her, after a shootout, Wolfgang narrowly escapes, while Lila pretends to be a victim.
219"What Family Actually Means"Lana WachowskiLana Wachowski & J. Michael StraczynskiMay 5, 2017 (2017-05-05)
Nomi gives a speech in her sister's rehearsal dinner, upsetting her trans-phobic mother who would rather hide her. Riley and Diego locate the house of Carol, the BPO informant. Riley "senses" that in the past Carol helped Angelica move a lobotomized Raoul in the basement's lab. In the present, they find Carol dead, and Riley senses she saw Jonas right before killing herself. Capheus is being followed by men, revealed to be sent by Kabaka to protect him from the bounty Mandiba put on his head. Kabaka agrees that Capheus should continue his campaign, and reveals he loves Capheus's mother and intends to marry her. Nomi's sister's wedding is interrupted by Agent Bendix who bursts in to arrest Nomi, but when confronted by Amanita he is unable to produce a warrant. Defending Nomi, her father calls her "daughter" for the first time. Daniela finds the perfect script for Lito and amazes him and Hernando, by using a video of Lito's coming out in São Paulo to convince a top Hollywood producer to a meeting, in less than an hour of phone calls. Will learns that his father is about to die and connects with him through Riley, one last time.
2210"If All the World's a Stage, Identity Is Nothing But a Costume"Tom TykwerLana Wachowski & J. Michael StraczynskiMay 5, 2017 (2017-05-05)
Will is grieving the loss of his father and relapses to heroin use. Kala formulates her own blockers. She discusses with Wolfgang about revealing to Rajan the truth and then meeting in person. Sun successfully makes cocktails with the help of Lito, managing to not blow her cover, and Lito successfully wins the audition, thanks to Sun expressing her emotions. Lito starts to socialize with the Hollywood elite and meets his co-star in the upcoming movie. Capheus delivers his first speech as a candidate to an enormous crowd. At first it goes well, but eventually violent agitators arrive and riots break out. One of his security officers tries to assassinate him. Will, Sun and Githu, the leader of the gang whom Capheus once crossed in his work for Kabaka, help him escape. Githu helps Capheus despite working for Mandiba, explaining he does not believe in Mandiba and his plans for Kibera. Will connects with Capheus and swears to never take drugs again, as he nearly was too late. Upon arrival at home, Capheus is reassured of his motives from his mother and friends. Sun spots Joong-Ki at the gala, and the cluster agree to help her take him down.
2311"You Want a War?"Lana WachowskiLana Wachowski & J. Michael StraczynskiMay 5, 2017 (2017-05-05)
Right before Sun can attack Joong-Ki, Mun arrives at the gala to arrest him. Joong-Ki injures Mun and escapes, but Sun, riding a motorcycle, catches up to him with the help of her cluster and manages to stop him. Contemplating her next move, she decides to let him live. She is arrested, but her cluster and Puck, who unexpectedly shows up in Seoul, help her escape. Minister Tae Park spirits away Joong-Ki. Nomi and Amanita propose to each other. Capheus is visited by sensates who attended his speech and decided to reveal themselves to him. Rajan reveals to Kala he is involved in a political corruption investigation concerning Ajay. For her protection, he wants her moved to Paris. Kala and Wolfgang profess their love for each other and decide to meet in Paris, however Lila has sold out Wolfgang to Whispers; Whispers has Wolfgang captured and by using Angelica's research on him, discovers Kala's identity. To save Wolfgang, the cluster and Amanita execute a plan to meet up in London, and knock out and kidnap both Whispers and Jonas. Jonas declined Will's plea for help earlier, reiterating the only way out is suicide. Will declares war to an unconscious Whispers.
2412"Amor Vincit Omnia"[b]Lana WachowskiLana Wachowski & David Mitchell & Aleksandar HemonJune 8, 2018 (2018-06-08)
In Paris, the cluster and their allies plan an exchange between Wolfgang and Whispers. They discover that Angelica faked her relationship with Whispers to locate Raoul, and that only Whispers can control the drones. Hoy connects Riley with River, daughter of Ruth's, who is leading the pro-sensate group inside BPO. River pleads with Riley to kill Whispers so that The Chairman, who has ordered a purge of sensates and sympathizers, loses his leverage. The cluster declines. Lila facilitates the exchange for BPO, but demands a meeting with The Chairman to deliver Whispers. Bodhi connects the eight with The Mother of the Lacuna, an ancient group of sensates, who reveals she "birthed" Whispers, and his ambition to attain immortality through the drones. The heroes travel to Naples, where Lila has taken Whispers. Jonas, using Angelica's secret prototype, makes a drone assassinate The Chairman, and blows up himself and the research facility. Will kills Lila and Whispers. Later, BPO's new leader, River, officiates Nomi and Amanita's wedding on the Eiffel Tower. Sun is exonerated from all charges. It is implied that Kala, Rajan, and Wolfgang may develop a polyamorous relationship. The cluster and their loved ones engage in a transcendent sexual experience.
  1. ^ The episode was originally announced and released as "A Christmas Special",[26][27] but it was later renamed to "Happy F*cking New Year".[28]
  2. ^ Popular reordering of an excerpt from Virgil's Eclogue X, line 69, which the show translates to "Love conquers all things".[29]

Production[edit]

Casting[edit]

On April 26, 2016, Deadline Hollywood reported that Aml Ameen abruptly left production a couple of episodes into filming of the second season over a conflict with Lana Wachowski that started during the table read for the season and progressively got worse.[12] Both the Deadline article and Ameen's co-star on Sense8, Tuppence Middleton, suggested the conflict was over creative differences.[30] When asked about it, Straczynski commented he was not there to know what happened between Ameen and Lana but he respects the choices of both.[31] Subsequent to Ameen's departure, the role of Capheus was recast to Toby Onwumere after a seven-day auditioning process.[32] Onwumere watched a few episodes of the show to prepare for his audition, as he had not seen it before.[33] The actor said about his approach to the character: "My duty [was] not to emulate exactly what [Ameen] has done, ... but just to give it my own spin, and kind of do my own thing, and just give this character the same essence, but ... maybe a different life and a different take on it."[34] Lana described the unexpected change of the actors as "beautiful" and "perfect", commenting that it complimented her effort to explore the nature of identity in the series. She elaborated that in her opinion Ameen was an actor that was "quite good at being innocent and boyish" and Onwumere had similar qualities but was also someone that was "ready to ... become a political leader ... and also fall in love and be sort of sensual with another body", storylines that are explored in the second season of the show.[35]

Earlier in April, Kick Gurry, who had played parts in the Wachowskis' Speed Racer and Jupiter Ascending in the past, revealed he had been cast in the second season, after Lana called to inform him that they had written a role specifically for him.[36] In May, Deadline Hollywood reported Ben Cole had been cast as Todd, a sensate who would rather be "normal".[37] In September, Sylvester McCoy reportedly revealed he filmed three or four episodes of the second season of a Netflix show, later identified to be Sense8, and has signed to appear in further seasons if he is wanted.[38] Martin Wuttke, who had minor roles in Cloud Atlas, also joined the cast in the second season.[39]

Filming and locations[edit]

To properly tell the international aspects of the story, filming for Sense8 took place almost entirely on location around the globe. For the second season, production credited 16 cities located in 11 countries for having been part of the filming.[40] The major locations they filmed in, include all of the first season's except Reykjavík, and the following new ones: Amsterdam, Argyll, Chippenham, Los Angeles, Malta, Positano, Redwoods, and São Paulo.[39] Production start for the main unit of the second season was given an expected date of March 2016,[41] but a separate shoot involving the principal actors began on December 30, 2015, in Berlin, to capture footage during the Christmas holidays.[42][43][44] This was followed by a short two-day shoot in Chicago, on January 23 and 24, 2016.[45] Filming resumed in Berlin in the middle of March 2016,[46] and proceeded to Mumbai on March 25, for a 10-day shoot.[23][47] On April 7, filming started in Positano.[36][48] Aml Ameen did not participated in the filming,[49] as he had decided to depart from the production.[12] Later in April, filming moved to Mexico, with Toby Onwumere replacing the departed Ameen,[30] and specifically to Mexico City, and for one day in Metepec.[50][19][51] Filming in California, San Francisco, began around May 5, and lasted up to May 20.[52][53] Location manager Matthew Riutta was fined by the Department of Parks and Recreation when "someone accidentally got naked", during a romantic scene set at the tree swing in Billy Goat Hill.[54] A short two-day shoot in Los Angeles, Malibu followed, starting May 24.[55][56] Filming in São Paulo took place in late May, and specifically in its 20th Gay Pride Parade on May 29.[57][58] Participating in the event was a late decision taken by Lana two days before the Parade began, as the production had previously abandoned their plans for the location due to scheduling conflicts. When Lana realized she could make it fit, they flew to São Paulo and filmed in the event in front of a crowd of millions, unrehearsed.[59] Filming in Chicago began on June 5, and wrapped up on June 15,[60][61] then moved to the United Kingdom, in London, Cambridge (Chippenham Park),[62] and Scotland (Ardkinglas Estate and Castle Stalker, for 9 days),[63] and wrapped on July 4.[64][65][66] Then, filming moved to the Netherlands, in Amsterdam, The Hague, and Utrecht, for about two weeks, up to July 19.[67][68][69][70] In Amsterdam, they were the first production to film in the Rijksmuseum, with the real paintings of Rembrandt featured prominently in the scenes. Lana was told that insurance would never allow her to film there, but after writing an eight-page letter about what The Night Watch means to her and the importance of bringing art to the homes of those that are unable to go to Rijksmuseum, she eventually managed to get a permit.[55] In Amsterdam's club Paradiso, they filmed Tuppence Middleton DJing with a real audience, and the rest of the cast dancing.[71][72][73] After the Netherlands, filming proceeded to Nairobi as early as July 22,[74] and later to South Korea, in Seoul and Bucheon,[75][76] for the production's longest shoot, lasting about three weeks.[77] Afterwards, filming moved to Berlin, until September 14,[78][79] and during the same period, they also briefly returned to London to shoot outside the Houses of Parliament for two days.[80] Filming then moved to Malta on September 18, for a two-day shoot, where they used the water tanks in Kalkara.[79][81] On September 19, 2016, with the completion of the Malta shoot, filming for the second season came to an end.[82][83] Overall, the cast and crew flew in excess of 250,000 miles to complete the season, while some directors and producers who also did location scouting flew as much as 370,000 miles.[77]

Filming for the series finale took place in Berlin, Brussels, Naples, and Paris.[84] Production began in Berlin on October 2, 2017,[85][86] and moved to Brussels on October 12,[87] where they filmed in Villers Abbey in Villers-la-Ville.[88] The next day filming began in Paris,[89] where they remained up to October 24.[90] Around midnight of October 22, they filmed a four-minute fireworks show near the Eiffel Tower.[91] Due to insufficient notices posted by the Paris City Hall, reportedly some Parisians were taken by surprise and mistook the sound of the fireworks for a terrorist attack.[92] On October 25, production moved to Naples where it remained up to November 4.[93][94] They donated €7,000 to the local community to thank them for the hospitality, and to fund the construction of a pedestrian plaza.[95][96] Filming resumed in Berlin later in November,[97] and wrapped on November 12, 2017.[98][99] A picture of the clapperboard used by the production shows that they considered the special as the twelfth episode of season 2.[100]

Music[edit]

In the Christmas special episode "Happy F*cking New Year", a cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" is featured, recorded by the Apollo Chorus of Chicago, with the lead vocalist being Daniel Martin Moore.[101][102] The sequence, which depicts the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus singing,[103][104] was originally cut to a different cover of the song, but days before the deadline of completion the licensing deal fell through, and Stoller had to order a custom version to be conducted to match their completed cut. The song was ready in five days, and the producers were happy with the end result, including Netflix, which made the song a prominent feature of the special's marketing campaign.[105][106] For the fifth episode of the season, "Fear Never Fixed Anything", Mounsey created a remix of "What's Up?" to be played by Riley in a club, recalling the first season's appearance of the song.[107][108][109]

Finale[edit]

On June 1, 2017, Netflix announced that they had cancelled the series, despite preliminary negotiations with the writers and cast for a third season. However, on June 29, 2017, it was announced that due to strong fan demand, a two-hour series finale would be produced. A release date of June 8, 2018 and a final running time of 151 minutes were reported later.[110][111] The episode ends with a title card that dedicates it to the fans of the show.[112]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception and popularity[edit]

Sense8 continued to be positively received in its second season. Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator website, indexed 13 reviews for the early released Christmas special, and reported an 85% critical approval rating for it, with an average rating of 6.88/10.[113] Based on 22 reviews, Rotten Tomatoes assigned the 10 episodes that followed the special a critical approval rating of 91%, with an average rating of 7.54/10. The critical consensus reads, "Sense8 maintains its stunning visuals, Wachowski wackiness, and great heart -- though its individual characters deserve more development."[114] On Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, the season was assigned a score of 73 out of 100, based on 8 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[115] Rotten Tomatoes also collected 14 reviews for the series finale, and calculated a 93% critical approval rating, and an average rating of 7.0/10. The finale's critical consensus reads, "A hard fought coda to a beloved series, Sense8's epilogue exemplifies its strange, sensual, somewhat silly delights."[116]

Netflix placed the second season of Sense8 at fifth place on their list for the year 2017 about couples where one of the two cannot resist to wait, and ends up watching episodes ahead of their significant other.[117]

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient(s) Result Ref(s)
2017 Emmy Awards Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour) John Toll (for: "Obligate Mutualisms") Nominated
2018 Dorian Awards LGBTQ TV Show of the Year Sense8 Nominated
GLAAD Media Awards Outstanding Drama Series Sense8 Nominated

Marketing[edit]

On May 3, 2016, publicity stills of the ongoing production of season 2 were posted online accompanied by a short message by Lana Wachowski introducing the #Road2Sense8 hashtag under which new pictures would be posted.[124][125][126] On December 3, 2016, the Christmas special episode was screened at São Paulo's Comic Con Experience, in advance of its Netflix premiere on December 23.[127] The second episode of the second season was screened out of competition during the Series Mania festival in Paris, on April 18, 2017.[128][129] On April 23, a screening of the second and third episodes took place in Chicago's Music Box Theatre, in a benefit for the American Civil Liberties Union, followed by Lana Wachowski taking questions from the audience,[130][55] and again on April 26, in the red carpet premiere of the second season, at New York City's AMC Lincoln Square.[131][132]

Several screenings of the series finale took place prior to its release on Netflix, on June 8, 2018. The first screening took place in The Music Box Theatre in Chicago, on May 25, as a benefit for EMILY's List, followed by a Q&A session with Lana and select cast members.[133] The second screening took place in the Latin America Memorial in São Paulo, on June 1, with several cast members attending.[134] The red carpet premiere followed in ArcLight Hollywood, in Los Angeles, on June 7.[135] Linda Perry made a guest appearance to perform "What's Up?".[136] Netflix organized an event for the fans on the day of the special's release, June 8, in Posillipo, in Naples, where a big portion of the special was filmed. Among other things, fans could try a slice of a special "Sense8" pizza that was created by famous pizza maker Gino Sorbillo with the help of the cast.[137]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matt Atchity; Grae Drake (June 12, 2015). "Ep. 129 - J. Michael Straczynski Talks Sense8 and the 53 Hour Screenplay" (Podcast). Rotten Tomatoes. Event occurs at 17:35. Retrieved August 22, 2017 – via TuneIn.
  2. ^ J. Michael Straczynski [@straczynski] (August 18, 2014). "Our long names are also the reason we named the Sense8 production company Unpronounceable Productions" (Tweet). Archived from the original on August 16, 2017. Retrieved August 16, 2017 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Meagan Damore (October 21, 2013). "NYCC: J. Michael Straczynski Opens Up on His Past and Present". Comic Book Resources. Valnet. Archived from the original on December 13, 2017. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Emily Orley (May 28, 2015). "Everything You Need To Know About The Eight Main Characters In "Sense8"". BuzzFeed. Archived from the original on May 7, 2016. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  5. ^ Doona Bae (September 15, 2015). "Bae Doona interview: "I'm keen on comedy, so I'd really love to work with Stephen Chow!"". easternKicks (Interview). Interviewed by Andrew Heskins. Archived from the original on December 11, 2017. Retrieved December 11, 2017.
  6. ^ a b c "Who Am I?". Sense8. Season 2. Episode 2. May 5, 2017. Netflix.
  7. ^ Jamie Clayton (June 3, 2015). "SENSE8: Jamie Clayton Talks Working with The Wachowskis, Her Character, and More". Collider (Interview). Interviewed by Christina Radish. Complex Media. Archived from the original on June 11, 2016. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  8. ^ a b Fred Topel (June 5, 2015). "Sense8 Roundtable: Jamie Clayton and Brian J. Smith". Nuke The Fridge. Archived from the original on November 4, 2017. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
  9. ^ J. Michael Straczynski [@straczynski] (July 14, 2015). "@postshaggy No, it's from "know me"" (Tweet). Archived from the original on September 17, 2016. Retrieved September 17, 2016 – via Twitter.
  10. ^ Anjan Sachar (April 29, 2015). "Tina Desai makes her international TV debut". Vogue India. Archived from the original on December 11, 2017. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  11. ^ "Rising film star Middleton is Tupp of the world". The Irish News. June 19, 2015. Archived from the original on May 7, 2016. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  12. ^ a b c Nellie Andreeva; Mike Fleming Jr (April 26, 2016). "'Sense8': Aml Ameen Replaced By Toby Onwumere In Wachowskis' Netflix Series". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on May 7, 2016. Retrieved April 27, 2016.
  13. ^ Jefferson Grubbs (December 22, 2016). "'Sense8' Season 2 Spoilers Will Make You Even More Excited To Revisit This Netflix Drama". Bustle. Archived from the original on April 9, 2017. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  14. ^ Aml Ameen (July 22, 2015). "Exclusive Interview with Aml Ameen of Sense8". Talk Nerdy With Us (Interview). Interviewed by Evan Morgan. Archived from the original on July 1, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  15. ^ "I Have No Room In My Heart For Hate". Sense8. Season 2. Episode 7. May 5, 2017. Netflix.
  16. ^ Max Riemelt; Daryl Hannah; Grant Hill (June 16, 2015). "Sense8: ein Interview". serieslyAWESOME (Interview) (in German). Archived from the original on June 12, 2016. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  17. ^ "Amor Vincit Omnia". Sense8. Season 2. Episode 12. June 8, 2018. Netflix.
  18. ^ Miguel Ángel Silvestre (June 9, 2015). "Towleroad Interview: Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Smoldering Star of 'Sense8'". Towleroad (Interview). Interviewed by Bobby Hankinson. Broadblast Corporation. Archived from the original on June 11, 2016. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  19. ^ a b César Huerta (April 26, 2016). "Entre el temblor y las Wachowski". El Universal (in Spanish). Archived from the original on May 9, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  20. ^ Brian J. Smith (June 22, 2015). "Brian J. Smith connects with 'Sense8' role, story". TV Show Patrol (Interview). Interviewed by Curt Wagner. Archived from the original on December 13, 2017. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  21. ^ Freema Agyeman (August 20, 2015). "Freema Agyeman talks Nomanita and working with the Wachowskis on "Sense8"". AfterEllen.com (Interview). Interviewed by Elaine Atwell. Evolve Media. Archived from the original on June 11, 2016. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  22. ^ a b Emily Orley (May 7, 2015). "Everything You Need To Know About Netflix's New Show "Sense8"". BuzzFeed. Archived from the original on May 7, 2016. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  23. ^ a b "Anupam Kher starts shooting for 'Sense8' season two". The Indian Express. March 26, 2016. Archived from the original on May 9, 2016. Retrieved March 26, 2016.
  24. ^ Naveen Andrews (June 6, 2015). "SENSE8: Naveen Andrews Talks Working with the Wachowskis and LOST". Collider (Interview). Interviewed by Christina Radish. Complex Media. Archived from the original on June 11, 2016. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  25. ^ Lydia Jenkin (May 30, 2015). "Sense8: Making sense of it all". The New Zealand Herald. Archived from the original on August 24, 2016. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  26. ^ Dave Trumbore (December 3, 2016). "'Sense8' Returns to Netflix for Christmas Special; Season 2 Release Date Revealed". Collider. Complex Media. Archived from the original on December 4, 2016. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  27. ^ Simon Abrams (December 23, 2016). "Sense8 Christmas Special Recap: 'Tis the Season". Vulture.com. New York Media. Archived from the original on January 11, 2017. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  28. ^ Sophie Mayer (March 3, 2017). "Sense8 and The OA: making the vital connection in alternative science fiction". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 12, 2017. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  29. ^ Julie Muncy (June 11, 2018). "The Sense8 Finale Was Just as Moving and Messy as the Series Deserved". io9. Gizmodo. Archived from the original on June 11, 2018. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  30. ^ a b Jarett Wieselman (May 26, 2016). "What To Expect From "Sense8" Season 2". BuzzFeed. Archived from the original on May 26, 2016. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  31. ^ Daniel Montgomery (June 10, 2016). 'Sense8' creator J. Michael Straczynski on sex, diversity & global perspective (Webcam interview). Gold Derby. Event occurs at 14:02. Retrieved October 29, 2016 – via YouTube.
  32. ^ Talia Beechick (July 7, 2016). "'Sense8' cast swoops into Chicago for second season filming". Chicago Sun-Times. Sun-Times Media Group. Archived from the original on December 14, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  33. ^ Liz Shannon Miller (December 30, 2016). "'Sense8': How Toby Onwumere, Season 2's New Capheus, Joined Lana Wachowski's Sensate Tribe". Indiewire. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on December 31, 2016. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  34. ^ Põe Na Roda (December 21, 2016). SENSE8 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL ft. Jamie Clayton and Tuppence Middleton (Nomi and Riley) - HOW GAY YOU ARE (Recording). Event occurs at 00:46. Retrieved June 24, 2017 – via YouTube.
  35. ^ We're going live with the cast this Saturday at 1pm PT from Vancouver Pride! What questions do you have for Brian (Will), Max (Wolfgang), Toby (Capheus) and Lana? (Live streaming). August 5, 2017. Retrieved November 23, 2017 – via Facebook.
  36. ^ a b Don Groves (April 7, 2016). "The Wachowskis And 'Sense8' Season 2: An Insider's Perspective". Forbes. Archived from the original on August 24, 2016. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  37. ^ Denise Petski (May 25, 2016). "'Sense8' Casts Ben Cole; Alexander DiPersia Joins 'Good Girls Revolt'". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on June 23, 2017. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
  38. ^ Dave Golder (September 24, 2016). "Doctor Who's Sylvester McCoy Lands Role In Netflix Series Sense8". MyM BUZZ. Archived from the original on September 24, 2016. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  39. ^ a b "Happy F*cking New Year". Sense8. Season 2. Episode 1. December 23, 2016. Netflix.
  40. ^ @sense8 (May 12, 2017). "11 countries. 16 cities. This is the Sense8 experience. 🌎" (Tweet). Archived from the original on May 13, 2017. Retrieved May 13, 2017 – via Twitter.
  41. ^ John Toll (November 24, 2015). "John Toll Talks Adjusting for the Small Screen, 'Sense8,' the Wachowskis & More". The Film Stage (Interview). Interviewed by Nick Newman. Archived from the original on May 9, 2016. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  42. ^ Tina Desai [@tinadesai07] (December 30, 2015). "Sense8 season2 day 1 shot 1!!! Here we goooo!!!!" (Tweet). Archived from the original on May 9, 2016. Retrieved December 30, 2015 – via Twitter.
  43. ^ Jim Hemphill (May 22, 2017). "Sense8 / John Toll, ASC, Episode #79". American Cinematographer (Podcast). American Society of Cinematographers. Event occurs at 32:51. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  44. ^ J. Michael Straczynski [@straczynski] (December 17, 2015). "@JanMSchroeder It's a separate shoot to grab footage during the holiday, not the start of full-on main unit shooting" (Tweet). Archived from the original on May 9, 2016. Retrieved December 30, 2015 – via Twitter.
  45. ^ Ruth L Ratny (January 21, 2016). "Three new shows set up at Cinespace ready to roll". ReelChicago. Archived from the original on December 14, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  46. ^ Martin Nejezchleba (March 13, 2016). "In Wilmersdorf schneit's für Netflix". Berliner Morgenpost (in German). Archived from the original on May 9, 2016. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  47. ^ Anupam Kher [@AnupamPkher] (March 25, 2016). "Happy to start shooting 4 Wachowski's #Sense8 #Season2. It is a Joy to be a part of this amazing series.:) #Netflix" (Tweet). Archived from the original on May 9, 2016. Retrieved March 26, 2016 – via Twitter.
  48. ^ Diego Del Pozzo (April 6, 2016). "A Positano sul set con Daryl Hannah". Il Mattino (Salerno) (in Italian). Caltagirone Editore. Retrieved July 1, 2017 – via PressReader.
  49. ^ Katia Kutsenko (April 16, 2016). "Sense8: Il racconto di una fan che ha partecipato alle riprese di Positano". Telefilm Central (in Italian). Archived from the original on November 21, 2017. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  50. ^ Poppy-Jay Palmer (April 27, 2016). "Sense8 recasts Aml Ameen's Capheus after "creative differences"". SciFiNow. Archived from the original on May 9, 2016. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  51. ^ "Cautivó iglesia a serie "Sense8"". Los Tubos (in Spanish). Buró Blanco. April 29, 2016. Archived from the original on November 21, 2017. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  52. ^ "MINUTES OF THE APRIL 25TH, 2016 MEETING" (pdf). filmsf.org. Archived (PDF) from the original on July 2, 2017. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  53. ^ "MINUTES OF THE MAY 23, 2016 MEETING - DRAFT" (pdf). filmsf.org. Archived (PDF) from the original on July 2, 2017. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  54. ^ Lizzie Johnson (July 8, 2016). "Supervisors seeking state Senate pledge to annoy each other". San Francisco Chronicle. Hearst. Archived from the original on August 24, 2016. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  55. ^ a b c American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois (April 23, 2017). Lana Wachowski Q&A at the Sense8 season 2 preview at the Music Box Theatre benefitting the ACLU of Illinois (Recording). Retrieved April 25, 2017 – via Facebook.
  56. ^ "Suns out, guns out. The #Road2Sense8 hits Los Angeles". July 28, 2016. Archived from the original on December 6, 2016. Retrieved December 6, 2016 – via Instagram.
  57. ^ Bruno Carvalho (May 29, 2016). "Os detalhes da trama de Sense8 que se passará no Brasil!". Ligado em Série (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on May 29, 2016. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  58. ^ Lindsay MacDonald (May 29, 2016). "'Sense8' Season 2 cast show their pride during Sao Paulo parade". Screener. Tribune Media. Archived from the original on October 31, 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  59. ^ Liz Shannon Miller (May 5, 2017). "'Sense8': Inside the Last-Minute Scramble to Film at the Biggest Gay Pride Celebration in the World". Indiewire. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on July 1, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  60. ^ Tracy Swartz (May 26, 2016). "'Sense8' star: Co-creator Lilly Wachowski taking time off from show". Chicago Tribune. tronc. Archived from the original on June 5, 2016. Retrieved June 5, 2016.
  61. ^ Sam Cholke (June 15, 2016). "'Sense8' Wraps Filming in Chicago at U. of C." DNAinfo.com. New Media News. Archived from the original on June 16, 2016. Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  62. ^ chippenhampark (June 16, 2017). "Drone over Chippenham park for filming of season 2 @sense8 #sense8 #chippenhampark #weddingvenue #countrysideweddingvenue #filmvenue #filmlocation #locations #filming". Retrieved August 16, 2017 – via Instagram.
  63. ^ "Film in Argyll and Bute". Argyll and Bute Council. Archived from the original on July 1, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  64. ^ Jonathon Moran (June 28, 2016). "Kick Gurry says working with Wachowski sisters as good as it gets". The Daily Telegraph. News Corp Australia. Retrieved June 28, 2016. (Subscription required (help)).
  65. ^ Motion Picture Capital [@MPC_UK] (June 21, 2016). "Couple of new #Sense8Season2 locations 4 new cast member @gravygold! #Cambridge & #Scotland join the #Sense8 party!" (Tweet). Archived from the original on June 28, 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016 – via Twitter.
  66. ^ Kick Gurry (July 4, 2016). "July 4th: Buckingham Palace. London... I get up!!! That's a wrap in the UK for @sense8 ... This city man... What a loyal friend... Has gifted me some of the greatest times I could ever have imagined... Thank you London... Flying to another great city now to continue this wild adventure... #kixit #sense8 #vanhalen #jump #steelsprings". Archived from the original on August 24, 2016. Retrieved July 8, 2016 – via Instagram.
  67. ^ "Netflix original series Sense8 to film in Amsterdam". I amsterdam. March 21, 2016. Archived from the original on August 16, 2017. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  68. ^ Motion Picture Capital [@MPC_UK] (July 7, 2016). "The #Sense8 boys are on the way to #Amsterdam!" (Tweet). Archived from the original on July 8, 2016. Retrieved July 8, 2016 – via Twitter.
  69. ^ Berend Jan Bockting (July 19, 2016). "Zo ontwikkelt Amsterdam zich als filmlocatie". de Volkskrant (in Dutch). De Persgroep. Retrieved August 22, 2017. (Subscription required (help)).
  70. ^ Alex van Vogelpoel (July 13, 2016). "Sense8 in Amsterdam voor opnames seizoen 2". netflix-nederland.nl (in Dutch). Archived from the original on December 14, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  71. ^ Bernice Breure (July 26, 2016). "Halte Amsterdam". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). Retrieved July 1, 2017 – via PressReader. Also available here.
  72. ^ "ParadiSOLO - Benny Rodrigues". paradiso.nl (in Dutch). July 16, 2016. Archived from the original on July 1, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  73. ^ John Scarpinato (May 3, 2017). "The cast and crew of 'Sense8' reveal their favorite filming locations". Travel + Leisure. Time Inc. Archived from the original on May 4, 2017. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  74. ^ Motion Picture Capital [@MPC_UK] (July 22, 2016). "More from @ma_silvestre from the #Sense8 #Nairobi shoot, feat. @toby_onwumere & #DoonaBae!" (Tweet). Archived from the original on July 25, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2016 – via Twitter.
  75. ^ "Quiet, Wachowskis!". The Korea Times. August 5, 2016. Archived from the original on August 5, 2016. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  76. ^ "Wachowskis film car chase for sci-fi drama in Bucheon city". The Korea Times. August 10, 2016. Archived from the original on August 10, 2016. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  77. ^ a b Nick Pachelli (May 3, 2017). "Netflix Drama 'Sense8' Gives Us Some Serious Wanderlust". Condé Nast Traveler. Archived from the original on December 14, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  78. ^ Diego Fonseca (July 6, 2016). "Miguel Ángel Silvestre, a velocidad de crucero". El País. Archived from the original on August 22, 2017. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  79. ^ a b Kurt Sagatz (September 14, 2016). "Dreharbeiten zu "Sense8" in Berlin. Von allem etwas mehr". Der Tagesspiegel (in German). Verlag Der Tagesspiegel. Archived from the original on September 16, 2016. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
  80. ^ Adam Savage (January 9, 2017). "'Sense8' sound recordists discuss working with The Wachowskis". Audio Media International. NewBay Media. Archived from the original on January 10, 2017. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  81. ^ Teodor Reljic (September 18, 2016). "'Matrix' co-director Lana Wachowski in Malta to shoot Netflix series Sense8". Malta Today. MediaToday. Archived from the original on September 19, 2016. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  82. ^ Motion Picture Capital [@MPC_UK] (September 19, 2016). "Congratulations to cast & crew for wrapping up the incredible achievement / feat of endurance that is filming #Sense8Season2!" (Tweet). Archived from the original on September 19, 2016. Retrieved September 19, 2016 – via Twitter.
  83. ^ Brian J. Smith [@BrianJacobSmith] (September 20, 2016). "That's a wrap on @sense8 season 2. It was the adventure of a lifetime" (Tweet). Archived from the original on September 20, 2016. Retrieved September 20, 2016 – via Twitter.
  84. ^ Liz Shannon Miller (September 26, 2017). "'Sense8' Series Finale Special: Screenwriters and Potential Locations Revealed". Indiewire. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on September 26, 2017. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  85. ^ Marcela Bonazzi (October 5, 2017). "Transexual de Sense8 critica a Globo por escalar atriz para o papel de Ivan". Notícias da TV (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on October 7, 2017. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  86. ^ Ana Cristina Vargas (September 2, 2017). "Crean final épico". Reforma (in Spanish). Archived from the original on September 3, 2017. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  87. ^ Tina Desai [@tinadesai07] (October 12, 2017). "If it's Thursday, this must be Belgium. Good morning, Bruxelles!" (Tweet). Archived from the original on October 14, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017 – via Twitter.
  88. ^ Pierre Nizet (March 1, 2018). "Un fameux engouement à l'abbaye de Villers!". La Meuse (in French). Rossel & Cie. Retrieved March 3, 2018. (Subscription required (help)).
  89. ^ "DOSSIER DE PRESSE" (pdf). parisimages.fr (in French). Archived (PDF) from the original on April 6, 2018. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  90. ^ Jade Toussay (September 30, 2017). ""Sense8" recherche des figurants pour tourner son épisode spécial à Paris". Le HuffPost (in French). Archived from the original on October 14, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  91. ^ "Midnight fireworks provoke terror fears". The Connexion. October 23, 2017. Archived from the original on October 26, 2017. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  92. ^ Florian Ques (October 23, 2017). "'Sense8' Wreaks Havoc In Paris With Unexpected Fireworks Display". Konbini. Archived from the original on October 26, 2017. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  93. ^ Claudia Annunziata (October 25, 2017). "Sense8, il cast arriva a Napoli per girare una puntata speciale". Diario Partenopeo (in Italian). Archived from the original on October 26, 2017. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  94. ^ Claudia Gagliardi (November 5, 2017). "Il cast di Sense8 saluta Napoli con Lana Wachowski che fa la pizza (foto e video): "Ora sono napoletana"". Optima Italia (in Italian). Archived from the original on November 6, 2017. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  95. ^ October 26, 2017. "Sense8, si gira a Mergellina: folla di curiosi per i protagonisti della serie Netflix". Chiaia Today (in Italian). CityNews. Archived from the original on November 6, 2017. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  96. ^ Gaia Martignetti (October 26, 2017). "La regista di "Matrix", sbarca a Napoli per girare "Sens8"". La Stampa (in Italian). Archived from the original on November 6, 2017. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  97. ^ Purab Kohli (November 9, 2017). "#Doubles day on #Sense8 #special Back to work in #Berlin". Retrieved November 12, 2017 – via Instagram.
  98. ^ Daniel Eagan (November 27, 2017). "Camerimage 2017 inspires some lively discussions". Film Journal International. Archived from the original on December 6, 2017. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  99. ^ "Sense8, la fin de tournage célébrée par les acteurs". AlloCiné (in French). November 14, 2017. Archived from the original on November 14, 2017. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  100. ^ Daryl Hannah [@dhlovelife] (October 4, 2017). "(For the fans)... & it says so right on the slate xxxxoooo #globalcluster sensies #sense8 love conquers all" (Tweet). Archived from the original on October 14, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017 – via Twitter.
  101. ^ Ethan Stoller (May 15, 2017). "Scene & Heard: Behind the Music of Sense8 Season 2". TuneFind (Interview). Archived from the original on May 16, 2017. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  102. ^ Apollo Chorus of Chicago (December 23, 2016). "Today's Throwback Thursday goes to this past Holiday Season where the Apollo Chorus of Chicago had the amazing opportunity to record Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" for the Netflix series "Sense8"!". Archived from the original on May 1, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2017 – via Facebook.
  103. ^ Jessica Maria MacFarlane (December 25, 2016). "SENSE8 Recap: "Christmas Special" Delivers Festive Feels for the Holidays". Nerdist. Archived from the original on December 11, 2017. Retrieved December 11, 2017.
  104. ^ San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (December 23, 2016). "If you're a Sense8 / Netflix fan, you may have noticed about 80 SFGMC singers, dressed as Santas at City Hall, in the new Christmas episode that just debuted today". Archived from the original on May 1, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2017 – via Facebook.
  105. ^ Ethan Stoller (March 1, 2017). "What Our Members Do: Ethan Stoller". CineMontage (Interview). Interviewed by Edward Landler. Motion Picture Editors Guild. Archived from the original on May 1, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  106. ^ Caroline Siede (December 16, 2016). "Hallelujah, here's the trailer for the Sense8 Christmas special". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Archived from the original on December 14, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  107. ^ Gabriel Isaac Mounsey (June 9, 2017). "Hi Guys. I think it's time that i clear this up for the Sense8 community as many people continue to contact me directly asking about it and i see this question asked quite a bit on social media". Archived from the original on October 7, 2017. Retrieved October 7, 2017 – via Facebook.
  108. ^ Evan Lambert (May 11, 2017). "'Sense8' Season 2 Soundtrack: 10 of the most powerful songs from the new episodes". Mic. Archived from the original on May 12, 2017. Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  109. ^ Kyle Fowle (May 5, 2017). "Sense8 recap: 'Fear Never Fixed Anything'". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Archived from the original on May 11, 2017. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  110. ^ Denise Petski (April 24, 2018). "'Sense8' Series Finale Date Set By Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on April 24, 2018. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  111. ^ Kris Vire (March 27, 2018). "The Music Box and Lana Wachowski are giving Chicago an early screening of the 'Sense8' finale". Time Out. Archived from the original on March 28, 2018. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  112. ^ Jackie Strause (June 10, 2018). "'Sense8' Boss Unpacks "Joyous" Series Finale". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on June 17, 2018. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  113. ^ "Sense8: A Christmas Special (2016)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
  114. ^ "Sense8: Season 2 (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  115. ^ "Sense8 : Season 2". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  116. ^ "Sense8: Finale Special (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  117. ^ "2017 on Netflix - A Year in Bingeing". Netflix. December 11, 2017. Archived from the original on December 15, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  118. ^ Pete Hammond; Patrick Hipes (July 13, 2017). "Emmy Awards Nominations: 'This Is Us', 'Stranger Things', 'Atlanta' Lead Diverse List". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on July 13, 2017. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  119. ^ Arlene Washington; Kirsten Chuba; Courtney Idasetima; Lexy Perez; Kimberly Nordyke (September 9, 2017). "Creative Arts Emmys 2017: Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on December 10, 2017. Retrieved December 10, 2017.
  120. ^ Gregg Kilday (January 10, 2018). "'Call Me by Your Name' Leads Dorian Award Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on January 19, 2018. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  121. ^ Arnold Wayne Jones (January 31, 2018). "Gay critics name 'Call Me By Your Name' best film of the year". Dallas Voice. Archived from the original on February 1, 2018. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  122. ^ Dino-Ray Ramos (January 19, 2018). "GLAAD Media Awards Nominees: 'Call Me By Your Name', 'Lady Bird', 'This Is Us' Among Those Recognized". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on January 19, 2018. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  123. ^ "GLAAD Media Awards: 'This Is Us,' 'A Fantastic Woman' Among Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. April 12, 2018. Archived from the original on May 2, 2018. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  124. ^ Dan Avery (May 3, 2016). ""Sense8" Posts Delicious Behind-The-Scenes Set Photos From Season 2". NewNowNext. Archived from the original on May 7, 2016. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  125. ^ "Sense8 - It was while shooting the Big Cluster Birthday..." Archived from the original on May 7, 2016. Retrieved May 5, 2016 – via Tumblr.
  126. ^ "Posts tagged Road2Sense8". Archived from the original on August 24, 2016. Retrieved August 18, 2016 – via Tumblr.
  127. ^ João da Paz (December 4, 2016). "Orgia com protagonistas de Sense8 leva público da Comic Con ao delírio". Notícias da TV (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on December 4, 2016. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  128. ^ Rhonda Richford (March 22, 2017). "Jim Carrey's 'I'm Dying Up Here' to Premiere at Paris Fest". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on December 10, 2017. Retrieved December 10, 2017.
  129. ^ Nicolas Bellet (April 19, 2017). "Sense8 saison 2 : retour sur le premier épisode". Premiere (in French). Groupe Rossel. Archived from the original on April 19, 2017. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  130. ^ "The ACLU Presents: Sense8 Season 2 Preview". Music Box Theatre. Archived from the original on April 10, 2017. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  131. ^ Jackie Strause (April 26, 2017). "'Sense8' Cast on Why Their Inclusive Show Is "Necessary" in Trump's America". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on December 10, 2017. Retrieved December 10, 2017.
  132. ^ "Exclusive: Cast Talks 'Sense8' Season 2 At NYC Premiere". The Knockturnal. April 29, 2017. Archived from the original on April 29, 2017. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  133. ^ "Sense8 Final Episode". Music Box Theatre. Archived from the original on April 29, 2018. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  134. ^ Miriam Kaibara (June 1, 2018). "Atores de Sense8 levam fãs à loucura na pré-estreia do episódio final em SP". E! Online Brasil (in Portuguese). NBCUniversal. Archived from the original on June 3, 2018. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  135. ^ Not A Gossip Girl (June 9, 2018). "Get inside the cast of Sense8 as they talk about the Series Finale, June 7, 2018, at Netflix's Sense8 Special Event #Sense8 #Netflix #PhotoGallery #Trailer #VideoInterviews". Red Carpet Report TV. Mingle Media TV Network. Archived from the original on June 12, 2018. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  136. ^ Sense8: The Series Finale | Linda Perry "What's Up" Surprise Performance | Netflix (Montage of live performance). Netflix. June 8, 2018. Retrieved June 9, 2018 – via YouTube.
  137. ^ Paolo De Luca (June 9, 2018). "Festa per Sense8: "Noi pazzi di Napoli e di Elena Ferrante"". la Repubblica (in Italian). GEDI Gruppo Editoriale. Archived from the original on June 10, 2018. Retrieved June 10, 2018.

External links[edit]