It’s not as good as a new season, but it’ll have to do: Netflix has dropped the trailer for the “series finale” of Sense8, the movie-length cap to the Wachowskis’ two-season Netflix show about eight psychically connected empaths who can literally walk in each other’s shoes.
Last June, Netflix announced it would not be renewing the series, saying simply that it had “come to an end.” “It is everything we and the fans dreamed it would be: bold, emotional, stunning, kick ass, and outright unforgettable,” read a statement from Cindy Holland, Netflix’s VP of original content. “Never has there been a more truly global show with an equally diverse and international cast and crew, which is only mirrored by the connected community of deeply passionate fans all around the world.”
What the announcement failed to mention was that the second season had ended on a decidedly pointed cliffhanger, with seven of the main characters rushing to save the eighth from the clutches of scientists who plan to experiment on him. Outraged at the cancellation news, fans mounted a renewal campaign on social media, and less than a month later, co-showrunner Lana Wachowski announced on Facebook that Netflix had greenlit a two-hour finale to wrap up the show’s loose ends.
“Friends kept calling from all over the world asking, ‘Isn’t there anything you can do?’ And the truth was, no. By myself, there was nothing I could do,” she wrote. “But just as the characters in our show discover they are not alone, I too have learned that I am not just a me. I am also a we.”
The sentiment — “I am not just a me. I am also a we.” — is echoed by Nomi Marks (Jamie Clayton) in the new trailer. The finale will arrive on Netflix June 8th.