The Wachowskis’ Sense8 is one of the most entertaining, groundbreaking, and off-kilter shows to emerge on Netflix. The premise is simple: one day, eight people who live in different countries around the globe and have never met discover they are able to mentally communicate, even being able to share skills and so help each other out of sticky situations.
Over the course of the first season, released way back in 2015, viewers got to know each and every one of this ‘sensate cluster’ and their very personal stories, from Mexican actor Lito’s struggle to keep his homosexuality a secret to Korean businesswoman Sun’s wrongful imprisonment.
We also saw an all-encompassing story arc begin to develop – just who was Whispers, and why did he want to round up the sensates?
The answers to these questions, and the many more bubbling away in our thoughts, will finally come in Sense8’s second season. This past Christmas's feature-length special aside, it’s been a long wait, but it’s nearly over – ten new episodes will be released on 5th May.
And we already have a pretty good idea of what to expect...