Friday, April 28, 2017

'Sense8' Cast on Why Their Inclusive Show Is "Necessary" in Trump's America - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Originally published: April 27, 2017

The global group praised the Netflix series for its "poignant" timing at the second season premiere.

Sense8 broke ground with its inclusive message when it first launched. The Netflix sci-fi series tells the high-concept story of eight strangers around the globe who come to discover they are emotionally and mentally linked: They are different, yet come to discover they are one in the same.

Now, nearly two years later, that message of embracing diversity packs an even bigger punch in Trump's America.

"The show's message is paramount," series newcomer Toby Onwumere told The Hollywood Reporter at the second season premiere in New York City on Wednesday night. "In cities like this, you see so many different faces and this show is a reflection of the world. The themes are topical, the message of inclusivity and liberty is really necessary right now."