Get a first look at the final episode of Sense8
The first trailer is here for the miraculous Sense8 finale.
Matrix director Lana Wachowski is currently working on a one-off special to round off the Netflix drama series.
The acclaimed Netflex series, created by transgender sisters Lana and Lilly Wachowski, follows eight pansexual individuals around the globe with an apparent psychic connection.
Fans were left devastated when Netflix confirmed that the show had been cancelled after two seasons earlier this year, despite winning praise for its brilliant inclusion of LGBT characters and themes.
However, after vocal protests from the show’s fans, Sense8 was granted a surprise reprieve by the streaming giant, as it was renewed for one further two-hour special.
A trailer for the “finale” special was revealed today – giving a glimpse at what is likely to be the conclusion of the Sense8 story.
In the clip, the show’s cast thank its fans for helping them come back.
Toby Onwumere, who plays Capheus, said: “I’m glad the universe conspired to realign what was off-centre.”
Freema Agyeman added: “From the minute the decision was made, everything has been super speedy and incredibly high-octane. Everything had to go, go, go!”
The cast continued: “Our show builds bridges and empowers people… it’s always been about that common humanity.
“We are surrounded by the best quality of human beings that we could have. It’s been beautiful. Every pizzeria joint, every set location, fans were there by the dozens. It was nuts.
“[The fans are] really crazy but really passionate. We all get to be a part of that, see them, listen to these stories, and possibly use that energy while filming.
“All those people in every country, they are our extended cluster. It just feels like a big ball of love. My goodness, what a journey.”
Max Riemelt, who plays Wolfgang, added: “I’m proud to be a part of this, and proud we can give them an end.”
Lana Wachowski, who is serving as the show’s sole showrunner after the departure of her sister from the project, emotionally thanked fans for saving the show previously.
She said: “The fact that Sense8 was brought back to life was every bit as fairytale and storybook as Trinity kissing Neo [in The Matrix] and bringing him back to life. I think it requires to take a breath, to appreciate it, to look around and admire the ‘holy shit!’-ness of it all.
“What you fans did is quite frankly unbelievable.
“To anyone who knows anything about this business, this does not happen.
“The idea that a very publicly announced cancellation of a show – which included a direct rebuttal to the fans after their initial response – could be reversed by a persistent, passionate and creative campaign is every bit of the stuff of a Frank Capra movie.”
She added: “The idea that this outpouring of love for the show would reach Netflix and convince them to reverse this decision is, let’s face it, maybe a little too schmaltzy for most narratives today.
“This is also a testament to the cool radical, unpredictable company that Netflix is. They really do care about the artists they work with, the shows they make, and the subscribers – proving again and again that they’re not just a company run by an abacus.
“But it happened, you did it, it’s real! It was by all accounts a kind of populist uprising, and the most astonishing part of it is that you won. That’s something to celebrate.”
Trans actress Jamie Clayton, who plays Naomi on the show, added “I could not be more proud to be a part of such an incredible show that has touched so many people on such a profound level.”
Wachowski also spoke about the importance of trans representation, explaining that for many years the only transgender characters in media were “inherently tragic, or a joke, or a victim, or psychopathic serial killers”.
“Those kind of characters reflect the dominant narrative in our culture about difference – difference is something to fear, something to laugh at, most importantly something that divides.
“When I pitched Sense8, I told Netflix I wanted to tell a different story about difference, in which difference was not something that set us apart from eachother, but was fundamentally the thing that united us.
“Sense8 is different from most shows. I know that. It’s different on purpose.”