Netflix has dropped the official trailer for Sense8: A Christmas Special ahead of its premiere on Friday, December 23 at 12:01 AM PT. The show’s co-creator Lana Wachowski also released a Christmas message of her own which follows below.

The two-hour Christmas special follows the central characters as they weave in and out of each other’s lives finding deeper connections, learning darker, more desperate secrets about one another and struggling to identify with more than just oneself.

The series’ second season continues with ten new episodes launching globally on Friday, May 5 at 12:01 AM.

Picking up where season one left off, Capheus, Kala, Lito, Nomi, Riley, Sun, Will and Wolfgang come together both physically and mentally, plunged into the middle of each other’s tragedies and triumphs. On the run from Whispers, and forced to question their very identity, it’s a matter of survival as the Sensates must find a way to live with, understand and protect one another against all odds.

Lana Wachowski, Grant Hill and J. Michael Straczynski serve as executive producers on the series.