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Sense8 has been renewed for its second season.
Netflix tweeted a video message Saturday morning with the cast of the streaming service’s show wishing the program a happy birthday and announcing that it will return for a second season.
“Birthdays are just the beginning. #sense8 is reborn,” Netflix tweeted.
— Netflix US (@netflix) August 8, 2015
The sci-fi program, which tells the story of eight strangers around the globe who are connected through shared visions and thoughts, has a strong social base, which is something that Netflix has said has value when determining whether or not to bring a series back. The renewal comes a few weeks after Sense8 producers told critics at TCA that they were optimistic the series, which was among the streamer’s first to go to Comic-Con, would return.
J. Michael Straczynski, who created the drama alongside writers Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski, discussed the show at TCA’s summer press tour and acknowledged that the fan response for the show has been overwhelming, previously stating that he was “cautiously optimistic” about a second season.
“There’s been a tendency for science fiction to be seen as something other than for adults — it tends to be about either the MacGuffin, the device, the magic, the gadget, the gimmick or the mission. We wanted to make this show about the journey and [do something] for grown-ups,” he said.
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