Sense8 stars Tina Desai and Max Riemelt sat down with uInterview to explain their take on the meaning behind the series.


Sense8, created by The Matrix creators Lana and Lilly Wachowski is a Netflix original that follows a group of people who discover they have special powers and are subsequently hunted because of them. The show has been described as “a celebration of the human experience.”

We sat down with Desai, who plays Kala Dandekar, and Riemelt, who plays Wolfgang Bogdanow, to discuss the message behind the show.

“I think the message is that we all have the potential in us just about the perspective or the goodwill sometimes to see certain things, to just accept certain things, and don’t think and categorize,” Riemelt told uInterview exclusively. “You know, like when you label too many things you make it too easy for yourself. The world is much more complex than we could ever understand, and I think the show represents it so well.”

Desai spoke about the writer’s decision to create a show based on technology and innovation in the modern world. “I think the writers came up with this idea because of mobile phones and how it connects all of us even though we’re all in different parts of the world, and they kind of took that a step forward and said what if it’s mental and not just technical,” added Desai, before giving a real-life example. “There’s this friend of mine, every time I go online and feel like sending him a text, he’s possibly sending me a message at the very same time, and I’m like, how? So sometimes you are connected to people like that, on a level that’s telepathic in a way.

“The writers were considering a more ideal situation where it’s not just on a surface level but something that’s far deeper, something that can make more of an impact. And also, on the flip-side, we’re all disconnecting so much because of technology and because of distance that it would be nice if we’re a lot more connected, a lot more empathetic, and a lot more available for each other.”

Season two of the series will be available to stream on Friday, May 5, at 12 am on Netflix. Watch the trailer below.

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