Newswire: Netflix says happy birthday to Sense8 by giving it a second season

Andy and Lana Wachowski’s Netflix series Sense8 hinges on the psychic interconnection between a group of eight people who all happen to share the same birthday—August 8 (or 8/8—the show really, really likes the number 8), which happens to be today. It turns out that the birthday imagery surrounding this particular date isn’t entirely fictional, though, because Netflix has announced that it’s giving the series the most exciting birthday gift an experimental sci-fi drama can get: a second season.

The show’s cast, including Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, and Brian J. Smith, all hopped onto social media to wish their fictional counterparts a happy birthday, before dropping the announcement that they’ll be returning for a second season. (As befits the show’s globetrotting premise, none of the actors were together for the announcement, with Bae apparently recording her portion in a park somewhere …

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