Netflix’s ‘Sense8’ returns with 2-hour Christmas special

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Netflix‘s Sense8 will return on Dec. 23, with a one-off Christmas special.

Created by the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5), Sense8 is one of Netflix’s most ambitious projects. A sci-fi drama starring eight characters from different parts of the world, its first season aired in 2015.

In the year since season 1, there’s been a significant shake-up in the Sense8 cast. Aml Ameen left the show after season 1, so the Christmas special will introduce Toby Onwumere as his replacement, playing Nairobi bus driver Capheus.

The two-hour Christmas special will be released at 12.01am PT on Dec. 23, with a 10-episode second season arriving in May 2017.

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor