The standards of Christmas television and movie viewing are pretty well worn, so it’s always welcome when something new arrives. And Netflix hopes that you make their ambitious sci-fi series “Sense8” a part of your holiday tradition this year.
With a second season coming in 2017, the streaming service has an early treat for fans with “Sense8: A Christmas Special.” Toby Onwumere, Tina Desai, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Jamie Clayton, Tuppence Middleton, Doona Bae, Brian J. Smith and Max Riemelt come together for this two-hour holiday offering, which looks appropriately seasonal, while keeping the vibe of the show. And as director Lana Wachowski explains, the episode was born from her love of the holiday specials of yore, and wanting to form an emotional bridge between the audience and the series.
“Sense8: A Christmas Special” launches on December 23rd. [Indiewire]