'Sense8' Season 2 Spoilers, Release Date & News: Next Season Confirmed for Sci-Fi Series; Cast and Plot Details

By Nens Mitchell , Updated Nov 18, 2016 05:30 AM EST

The long wait is over for fans for the sci-fi drama series "Sense8" as Netflix confirmed that there will be a Season 2. It has been more than a year since the last episode of the first season aired on the streaming service.

"Birthdays are just the beginning. #sense8 is reborn," Netflix said in a post where the main characters of the TV show greeted the series a happy birthday with some even singing with excitement. This was a clear indication that the sci-fi series has been renewed for a second season.

'Sense8' plot

"Sense8" tells the story of eight people from different parts of the world who are connected to one another by their thoughts, experiences and visions. The plot of the show is something unique for the viewers which could have been the reason behind its huge following.

The news of the Season 2 renewal reportedly came weeks after the team behind "Sense8" expressed their optimism that the show will have another installment. TV show creator J. Michael Straczynski said the great support from the viewers made them positive that another season will follow the initial one.

"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," he added. "We wanted to make this show about the journey and [do something] for grown-ups," Straczynski said.

Release date and what to expect

Expected to come early next year, "Sense8" could also feature a new character who will reportedly be called "The Assistant." The additional character is believed to be Whisper's ally in going against some big enemies.

"Sense8" Season 2 will also shift the focus on Whisper. There are also some major changes in the main characters of the show including that of Tina Desai. She claimed that the next season will highlight on her skills as a pharmacist instead of tackling her love life.

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