It has been almost six months since Netflix announced it was bringing cult favorite Sense8 back from the dead with the announcement of a series finale special.
Now, fans get a look at filming in a new video that takes you behind the scenes with the cast and creators of the show.
“The minute the decision was made [to film the finale], everything has been super speedy, incredibly octane,” said Freema Agyeman, who plays Aminita. The new clip also features cast members talking about how rabid the fans have been around the world during the filming of the finale.
“Our show builds bridges, empowers people,” explains Wolfgang actor Max Riemelt. “We are proud to be part of this and give them an end that will satisfy.”
In June, Netflix released a video announcing the return of Sense8. In addition to the clip, series co-creator Lana Wachowski posted a letter online thanking the fans for being the reason the show is coming back.
“The passionate letters, the petitions, the collective voice that rose up like the fist of Sun to fight for this show was beyond what anyone was expecting,” Wachowski said in the statement.
“It is my great pleasure as well as Netflix’s (believe me, they love the show as much as we do but the numbers have always been challenging) to announce that there will be another two-hour special released next year. After that…if this experience has taught me anything, you NEVER know.”
When news broke that Netflix would not be renewing Sense8 for a third season—in part due to each episode costing $9 million—fans reacted with an uproar. They created a Change.org petition that garnered more than 500,000 signatures and began mailing single flip-flops to Netflix CEO and founder Reed Hastings in a movement called “Operation Flip-Flop.”
Death doesn't let you say goodbye. 2 hour finale episode in the works. Tell your cluster. pic.twitter.com/GHZgGuHwS0
— Sense8 (@sense8) June 29, 2017
“The cancellation of Sense8 Season 3 has been completely unexpected,” read the Change.org petition. “We don’t know any reasons yet, however it’s quite strange that a show that has received such positive response from a wide and heterogeneous audience, gets cancelled.”
It might not be a full third season but at least fans will now get some closure for their favorite Sense8 characters.
The two-hour series finale is set to premiere in 2018.