“Sense8” is a confusing show. The most basic description is that it’s about eight people spread over the world who are psychically linked, but it has a lot more happening that even fans can’t explain. However, when they see Season 2, they’ll have a better understanding about why these eight people are connected.
Creator Michael J. Straczynski explained that the first season of the Netflix drama was designed to be confusing because the viewers are always on the same page as the sensates. “The audience only knows what the eight characters know, and you the audience find out as they find it out,” Straczynski explained Gold Derby. “And so the mystery for a long time is what the hell is going on and why is this happening?”
However, he revealed that the program will be much clearer in Season 2 as the audience and the cluster will learn more. “You kind of get some information of that towards the end of the season, but once they, in the second season, broaden out to the rest of the world, they find other clusters and people who know what’s going on,” Straczynski revealed. “Now we begin to find out the mythology behind what it is to be a sensate. Are there others? Where do we come from? Why are they perceived to be a threat? So really the second season is about providing a lot of answers to the questions that viewers had after seeing the first season.”
Expect the cluster to make discoveries together. In “Sense8” Season 2, the characters will have better control of their psychic abilities and be able to visit each other more. Jamie Clayton, who plays Nomi, teased that they’ll be seeing each other even more this year. “The visiting part is really cool, and the sharing of the knowledge and the skills,” Clayton told BuzzFeed. “The thing that excites me the most about the whole season is it goes in a direction that I completely had no idea about. It starts taking off very quickly. There’s just so much stuff that’s happening that I had no idea could even happen. It’s so good.”
It’s not just storylines that are changing though. As previously reported, Capheus was recast mid-filming. Actor Aml Ameen was replaced by Toby Onwumere. Straczynski briefly addressed the rumored fights between executive Lana Wachowski and Ameen. “I was not there on the scene, but I respect both of their choices to say ‘This may not be the best fit,’” he said.
“Sense8” Season 2 does not yet have a premiere date.