— Netflix US (@netflix) August 8, 2015
SENSE8! Season 2! *flails*
— The Book Smugglers (@booksmugglers) August 9, 2015
Numerous signs have pointed toward the show’s renewal, most prominently Netflix’s inclusion of a Sense8 panel during its day of interviews at last month’s Television Critics Association summer press tour, alongside other more-popular series like Daredevil. Still, critics have been widely divided on the slow-paced storyline, which focuses on character-building and exposition for much of its first season as it gradually brings its eight main characters together from drastically different backgrounds.
The pace, initially confusing plotline, emphasis on a truly international cast whose multicultural concerns drive their stories’ queer characters with active sex lives, and the daunting prospect of following eight main characters at once has turned off many fans. This accounts for the totally disparate reactions to the renewal:
— Anna Halling (@AnnaDiana90) August 9, 2015
Right, hands up, who is actually watching Sense8 to the point that it justifies a second season? Utter, utter shite.
— ADAM (@deadartists) August 9, 2015