Sense8 has been renewed for a second season by Netflix, it was announced yesterday (or on 8/8).
Sense8 got an initially tough reaction from reviewers who only had access to the first four episodes. However, subsequent reviews of the entire season were much stronger. This slow-burn approach hasn't worked for all viewers, but the show has picked up more viewings thanks to word-of-mouth. Creators J. Michael Straczynski and the Wachowskis have indicated that the show could last for five years in total.
I'm still yet to sample the series, as I've been waiting for the home media release, but this is good news for the fans.