Lilly Wachowski, who co-created, wrote and directed most of its first season of Sense8 along with sister Lana, will be stepping back from her showrunning duties for the series second season. Lilly will remain will remain active as co-creator. Lana Wachowski remains as the series director and guiding voice of Season 2. The dynamic Wachowski duo have worked on every project in their careers together on projects such as The Matrix franchise, Speed Racer, Cloud Atlas, and Jupiter Ascending.
Lilly came out as transgender in March, releasing a statement and noting various media outlets had threatened to out her status.
“Being transgender is not easy. We live in a majority-enforced gender binary world. This means when you’re transgender you have to face the hard reality of living the rest of your life in a world that is openly hostile to you.”
Lana had previously came out as transgender in 2012.
Sense8 will return to Netflix next year for it’s second season. Stay tuned, kids….