Yibada reports that Netflix will likely delay the second season of its Sense8 TV series. Season two of Sense8 had been expected to drop on Netflix in June, 2016. According to Yibada, that may be delayed until 2017, as production will not begin until March.
Sense8 follows eight strangers around the world, who share a psychic connection. The Sense8 cast includes: Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton, Max Riemelt, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Brian J. Smith, Freema Agyeman, and Daryl Hannah. The March production date has sparked rumors calling the season two renewal into question.
Tracing the story, it seems cinematographer John Toll’s November interview with The Film Stage fueled speculation that the production date means the renewal is in flux.
From The Film Stage:
Are you expecting to return for the show’s second season?
I think so. We’re talking about it. It’s just sort of starting to fall into place with scheduling and everything.
Do you know when it might begin shooting?
They’re talking about March.
The above exchange has been interpreted by some outlets, as if the renewal deal is still up in the air. Tracing the story from Movie News Guide, to Vine Report, to Yibada, and finally to The Film Stage, was a bit like playing the children’s game, Telephone.
A point to remember is that Toll shoots the show; he does not run it. His interview with The Film Stage focused on cinematography, and where Sense8 is concerned, on the production and post-production processes involved in shooting a series around the world. When Toll says he “thinks” he will return as cinematographer, that does not call the whole renewal deal into question.
Sense8 is written by creators J. Michael Straczynski, Andy Wachowski, and Lana Wachowski. Netflix renewed Sense8 for a second season, back in August. For now, it seems sensible to expect season two is happening, but that it could be released later than anticipated.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Sense8 TV show? Do you plan to tune in for the second season, whenever that might be? Let us know.