‘Sense8’ Is Coming Home (To Netflix) For Christmas With Season 2 To Follow In 2017

The Netflix sci-fi drama Sense8 is getting ready to rub elbows with the likes of Charlie Brown, Bing Crosby and the California Raisins. That’s right, a Sense8 holiday special is on its way. Oh, also that promised second season too.

Sense8: A Christmas Special is set to premiere on December 23rd (sensible considering the date of the holiday) with season 2 makes its debut on May 5, 2017. According to Deadline, “the two-hour Christmas special follows the central characters as they weave in and out of each other’s lives finding deeper connections, learning darker, more desperate secrets about one another and struggling to identify with more than just oneself.” Basically, something a tiny bit heavier than the fare of a Michael Bublé special, if you will.

Interest in the new batch of episodes (holiday special and non) goes beyond just curiosity with where the characters go. Series co-creator Lilly Wachowski is taking time off and will not be writing or directing any of the new episodes. As a result, this is the first time Lana has worked without her sister. Will there be any noticeable difference without Lilly’s creative presence co-navigating the project? We’ll get our first assessment before the new year.

(Via Deadline)