After the gathering somewhat of a cult following, Sense8 got a second season, which is set to premiere in the summer of 2016, some rumours started floating around as production has started. The main two of which are that Rajan might become a villain and that there will be another cluster.
Sense8 is my favourite TV show, I have clearly stated it in my review, as well as on both Facebook and Twitter. I watched all episodes about 5 times each, forced my friends and family to watch it (most of them loved it), I consumed all the information there is about how it was made. This news, that Rajan might become a villain, is a bit worrisome for me. This might come back to bite me, but I don’t see how such a spoiled person can be a villain — I just can’t picture it. Sure, in his shoes I would also be angry if the girl I am supposed to be in love with fell for a guy only in her mind (not completely… you get what I mean), but I won’t have much do to. If she loves him — good for her, it’s her loss. Now, the Wachowski and Michael might surprise me and create a great villain, however, as of now, I can’t see how.
“Not all Sense8s will be naturally good people. Some people with that ability might not be the best people. So there’s a whole range of them. Some of them will be more attuned to the commonality of being in a cluster, some will say, ‘I’m hiding out, don’t reveal me’ – the value of not being seen.”
The other news that has been verified by the creators themselves is that there will be a new cluster. This I am all for. More than once did I ask myself whether people born on dates other than August 8th could have a connection, it’s only logical they are, and my suspicions are proven correct. I am also interested in exploring people who are not “naturally good” as writer/producer Michael Straczynski said. It will be riveting to explore people with not-so-genuine mindsets that are not all that excited about world peace or saving innocents.
I have some predictions about the release date. With most shows, Netflix stays true to the original release date. It’s done so with House of Cards, Orange is The New Black and many others. My guess is June 10th. With the former, each season started a week after the previous one, so this pattern seems all but fitting.
What do you think about Rajan as a villain? Do you think the new cluster is a good thing? Do you agree with my guess on the release date? Make sure to let me know in the comments.