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(2015–2018)

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Because the series takes place in so many different locations in eight different countries around the world, by the end of the shooting, the cast and crew had completed 100,000 miles of flight time, the equivalent of going around the globe four times.
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Instead of hiring directors to film individual episodes, the producers hired directors to film the individual locations. The Wachowskis directed all scenes set in Chicago, San Francisco, London, and Iceland; James McTeigue directed all scenes set in Mexico City and Mumbai; Dan Glass directed all scenes set in Seoul; and Tom Tykwer, who had co-directed Cloud Atlas (2012) with The Wachowskis, directed all scenes set in Berlin and Nairobi.
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Jamie Clayton is transgender, just like her character, Nomi.
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Shot in 9 different cities around the world.
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Nomi's inner forearm tattoo translates from Ancient Greek as "know thyself".
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All of the episode titles are lines from their respective episodes and are usually said by characters in the pivotal scene of the episode.
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The English translation for Dr. Metzger's last name is "Butcher."
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Capheus' accent isn't actually a Kenyan accent but more of a West African accent. This is because Aml Ameen shot in Chicago before he went to Nairobi and the dialogue coach in Chicago confused a Nigerian accent for a Kenyan one.
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As of Thursday June 29th 2017 it was announced by Netflix that the series will get a two-hour finale special expected to air in 2018. In a heartfelt message by show creator Lana Wachowski, she announced that the online petitions and the noise created by shows untimely cancellation were successful. In her statement she mentions: "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".
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Because the series' directors are assigned a specific location rather than individual episodes, each installment has multiple directors. Individual directing credits are spread out randomly throughout the series, and given based on how many episodes' worth of running time each director was responsible for.
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The song Riley's father plays at the airport and at the hospital is an acoustic version of "Baba O'Riley" by The Who.
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After Netflix announced in 2017 that there would not, in fact, be a Season 3, fans worldwide voiced their protest. Petitions and letters were passed around and many were outraged with the news. On June 8, 2017, Netflix posted the following statement: "To our Sense8 Family, we've seen the petitions. We've read the messages. We know you want to #RenewSense8 and we wish we could #BringBackSense8 for you. The reason we've taken so long to get back to you is because we've thought long and hard here at Netflix to try to make it work but unfortunately we can't. Thank you for watching and we hope you'll stay close with your cluster around the world. #SensatesForever." However, on June 29, 2017, it was announced that due to strong support from the fans, a two-hour series finale would air in 2018.
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According to Brian J. Smith, Lana Wachowski thinks all the main characters are pansexual.
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Nomi's inner arm tattoo,which is Ancient Greek for "Know Thyself", is also the translation for "Temet Nosce", a Latin phrase, which hangs above the kitchen entrance of the Oracle from the Wachowski's "The Matrix" trilogy.
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Lito and Wolfgang are the only Sensates that do not appear in every episode as of season 2.
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On Sun Baks fake passport, her last name is Bae - the surname of Doona Bae, the actor who plays Sun.
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The "Twin Peaks" sign seen in the opening credits is a nod to the show of the same name, where residents of Roslyn, WA experience certain psychological connections following the death of Laura Palmer.
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The Sense8 cast includes notable alumni of Doctor Who. Sylvester McCoy, who plays "The Old Man of Hoy," was The Seventh Doctor from 1987 to 1989. Freema Agyeman, who plays Nomi's girlfriend Amanita Caplan, was The Tenth Doctor's companion Martha Jones from 2006 to 2010.
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Critics have compared the basic idea of the show to Theodore Sturgeon's novel, "More Than Human," which coined the briefly-used 60's slang "blesh" (a portmanteau of "blend" and "mesh") to describe the psychic connection between the characters.
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Filming in Iceland happened twice. The first time in the summer of 2014 and the second time 6 months later during the winter months.
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Will's father is played by Joe Pantoliano. He previously played Cypher in The Matrix, also made by the Wachowskis.
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This marks the second collaboration of Tuppence Middleton and the Wachowskis, the first being Jupiter Ascending. Doona Bae was also in Jupiter Ascending as a bounty hunter hired by Tuppence Middleton's character. Doona Bae also played multiple parts in Cloud Atlas, which makes Sense8 her third collaboration with the Wachowskis.
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Actors Max Riemelt (Wolfgang) and Max Mauff (Felix) worked together on German production The Wave (2008), directed by Dennis Gansel.
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Many actors have actual resemblances with their characters. For example, Sun was born in Seoul and Wolfgang was born in east Germany, just like the actors.
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There is a total of 29 songs in season 1.
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Tuppence Middleton (Riley Blue), Doona Bae (Sun) and Kick Gurry (Puck) also had roles in another Wachowski project, Jupiter Ascending, as Kalique, Razo and Vladie respectively.
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Co-creator J. Michael Straczynski, has written fan-favorite runs on comics such as Thor, Fantastic Four, and the Amazing Spider-man.
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Some of the filming in this series took place in Nairobi Kenya at Globe roundabout.
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J. Michael Straczynski also wrote the script for Marvel's Thor (2011).
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The main writer (Joe Michael Straczynski) was the Showrunner/creator and main writer for Babylon 5.
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The Belgian actor Jean-Claude Van Damme's name is spelled incorrectly on Capheus' bus as "Van Damn".
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Doona Bae also starred in Cloud Atlas (2012) by The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer who also directs in this series.
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When Will is on patrol, the Police Dispatcher calls one-adam-12 just like the seventies TV show Adam 12
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Nomi name pronunciation is the Hebrew one for the biblical name "neiomi"
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Doona Bae and Tuppence Middleton were both in Jupiter Ascending.
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The Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski already worked together on Ninja Assassin (2009)
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In the fifth episode of Season Two, Nomi, Amanita, and Bug meet with a hacker referred to only as "The Guy". When "The Guy" finally appears, he wears a Guy Fawkes mask, insinuating that he is a member of the hacker group Anonymous. The same Guy Fawkes mask is worn by the eponymous hero "V" in "V for Vendetta", the film adaptation which was written by The Wachowskis and directed by James McTeigue (all of whom are directors of this show). Towards the end of the scene, "The Guy" gives a short monologue using many different words that start with the letter "V", much in the same way that "V" does at the beginning of the film. The exchange also takes place during episode five, which is represented in Roman Numerals by the letter "V".
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Shortly after Netflix announced the two hour special set to conclude the show after it's cancellation, porn company X-Hamster offered in an open letter to fund an entire third season instead. It cited a history of representing diversity in sexuality as part of it's reasoning and stated that the show would not be changed to fit the company's brand. As of September 2017 however, there has been no public response by the creators or Netflix to this offer.
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When Lito remembers his birth, his family is watching the TV. The program that they're watching is the final episode of "Cuna de Lobos" the most successful soap opera in the history of Mexican TV.
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In S2 E6, Lito (Miguel Ángel Silvestre) becomes the grand marshal for Sao Paulo LGBT Pride Parade, which happens to be the largest LGBT Pride Parade in the world with over 2.5 million in attendance.
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Some of the last scenes, the ones filmed in Iceland were delayed due to the need to have a lot of snow in the mountains.
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There are actually 3 different versions of the Van Damm. A brand new one, a slightly shot up one and a completely damaged one.
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Amondi's birthday scene is filmed on the helipad of the KICC Building in Nairobi, Kenya. This building is famous for being the first skyscraper in Kenya.
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The doctor who performed the gender confirmation of Jamie Clayton, who plays Nomi, was Dr. Toby Meltzer. In the series Nomi's doctor is called Dr. Metzger.
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In episode 24 when Wolfgang is making his break he shoots the handgun 24 times without reloading despite having a "normal" size clip.
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Sun's prison number is 773. 7+7+3=17. 1+7=8. It is also one of the area codes of Chicago.
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