The W8 Is Over: Netflix Sets Release Date for ‘Sense8’ Series Finale
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Sense8 fans, get ready! Sadly, no, the show hasn’t been brought back from cancellation — but the long-awaited finale is almost here. This morning, Netflix announced the release date for the Sense8 finale: June 8.
While some fans expected the Sense8 finale to drop on Aug. 8, keeping with the theme of “eight,” this is one of the first times we’re happy that fan predictions were wrong — particularly since it’s two months earlier. Netflix also released a poster image to advertise the show’s return.
For those who haven’t caught up with Sense8, the show follows eight strangers from different parts of the world who suddenly become “sensates,” people who are mentally and emotionally linked. The show is also extremely queer — thought would you expect anything less from the Wachowski Sisters? Their first film was Bound, after all.
Though Netflix canceled Sense8 last June, an outcry from fans made the streaming giant agree to bring the show back for a final two-hour episode. Series co-creator Lana Wachowski thanked the fans in a 15-minute video last August. In the clip, she said:
Sense8 is different than most shows. I know that. It’s different on purpose. I know it sounds naive maybe even cheesy, but I wanted to show where anyone from any part of the world could be the hero. I wanted to show where women could be the best fighters and men could be sensitive. I wanted a show where anyone could fall in love and live happily ever after because when I was a little kid, those kinds of shows did not exist.”
Last December, we got a first look at a teaser trailer. In the Sense8 finale preview video, Freema Agyeman — the actress who plays Amanita, the fiancée of trans hacker Nomi Marks — said, “the minute the decision was made, everything has been super speedy, incredibly high octane — everything had to go go go.”
While we wish the show was coming back in full, we can’t wait to watch the Sense8 finale. Here’s hoping it ties up all the loose ends and puts a satisfactory cap on one of the most innovative series ever.