‘Sense8 Special Finale’: Release date and everything we know so far

Sense8 is coming back to Netflix for one final outing which is definitely coming to Netflix in 2018. The series finale comes as a massive shock to fans around the world who expected the season 2 to be the last but thanks to a massive outcry from fans, Netflix gave the green light to one last special finale episode.


 

Sense8 Finale Trailers

On May 17th, 2018 Netflix released the official trailer for the Sense8 finale which featured 2 minutes and 13 seconds of heart-pounding content.

On December 11th, we got an update from the team at Sense8 on how things are going for the special.


When will Sense8 Finale be on Netflix?

On April 24th, Netflix announced that the final episode Sense8 would be arriving on June 8th, 2018.


Recap of Sense8’s Cancellation

2017 saw a massive purge of big Netflix titles including the likes of The Get Down, Girlboss and Gypsy. For most, swelling budgets meant that Netflix could no longer make it financially viable and the globe-trotting Sense8 series was also included in this category.

June 1st, just a few weeks after the premiere of season 2 saw Netflix announce that it would no longer be making Sense8 and season 3 was not to be. This sparked perhaps one of the biggest social media outcries ever to reach out to a corporation to ask for them to reverse their decision. The campaign worked and Netflix announced it would be creating a finale episode to finish off the show as it deserved.

Lana Wachowski, the director and writer for the show, called the reversal ‘unbelievable’. She went on to say that ‘Anybody who knows this business, knows that this doesn’t happen’.


Finale Plot

There’s a lot of storylines that need wrapping up. We end season 2 with the Sensates in London having just captured Whispers after he was torturing Wolfgang. We’ve also got the sense8 rivalry still to contend with after the team discovers another cluster. Ultimately, we just need a lot of little plotlines sewn up and we think this will be the episodes main goal as opposed to the overarching story as these little stories are why most people fell in love with the show.


How’s the production going?

It’s going and much like F is for Family Season 3 you can follow the production of the show pretty closely! As of the 14th November 2017, the show was in its sixth week of filming and they had so far filmed sections in Naples, London, Paris, Munich, Berlin, and Seoul.

A special scene (possibly the final scene) was shot in Paris where they lit up the Eiffel Tower with a massive firework display. Some spectators managed to grab video of the event.


Casting changes?

As you may know, all of the Sense8 cast were already lined up to be ready for season 3 of Sense8 with contracts all signed and ready to go. Given how quickly Netflix greenlit the special episode it’s more than likely that existing contracts carried over.

With that said, there’s going to be no major casting changes for the final episode. All of the main cluster will return including the new actor for Capheus replaced in season 2.


What we learned from Sense8Con 2018

Sense8con 2018

For Sense8 fans, earlier this year in Paris was the place to be as the first annual Sense8con took place. There weren’t many key announcements but there’s plenty to cover as they four special guests speak about the upcoming finale special plus also hint at season 3 too. 

Four guest stars attended the convention all of which are members of the cast. Brian J Smith who plays Will Gorski, Jamie Clayton who plays Nomi Marks, Max Riemelt who plays Wolfgang Bogdanow and Max Mauff who plays Felix Berner. With that said, Lana, the shows creator did have some appearances throughout plus also sent an exclusive trailer to the con too. It’s been reported since that Netflix executives were not happy about the release of the said trailer.

There’ll be another Sense8Con next year

Fancy joining Sense8con next year? The team behind the event announced that they’ll be hosting the second event next year in Paris once again. It’ll be taking place on March 30th and March 31st, 2019.


How long will the finale episode be?

Confirmed in the first trailer for the finale, the final episode will be 2 hours long. That’s also the same length that the Christmas special episode (season 2, episode 1) was.

 


Could Season 3 of Sense8 Eventually Happen?

Sadly not. This two-hour finale was specifically created to end the show on a high and wrap up all storylines. How well those storylines will be wrapped are still to be seen but Netflix’s decision to cancel season 3 will likely stand.

We’ll keep this post up-to-date over time as we discover new information about the final episode of Sense8. Let us know down below why you’re looking forward to the last Sense8 outing.

Are you looking forward to the final farewell for Sense8? Let us know in the comments.

Kasey Moore

Kasey Moore is the founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Kasey launched the site in 2013 after growing frustration with finding content on Netflix. He has an in depth understanding of the release cycles for Netflix and has developed tools to make navigating Netflix easier. Resides in Norwich in the UK.