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.