It’s Friday so you’re probably planning one of two things; some amazing weekend exploring, at home or away, or you’re taking it easy and catch up with a binge-watch of your favourite TV programmes. If you’re looking to combine a bit of the two, you could do worse than Netflix’s Sense8 which released its second season last week.
The show follows eight people who all live in different parts of the world, making it one of the most geographically diverse settings for a TV programme. The creators wanted to make the finished product as authentic as possible, so every scene is shot on location exactly where it is based.
Season one focused on nine different cities across the eight countries linked to the main characters. In season two, the filming expands as the characters travel even further afield. Here are some of the epic locations you can look forward to seeing during your weekend binge-watching. They might inspire you to book a trip yourself.
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The streets of Nairobi take centre stage for many of the scenes involving Capheus who drives the streets in a personalised minibus. Hundreds of locals also got involved in filming as extras.
Seoul, South Korea
Some of the actors got to shoot in their home town. A documentary on the making of the first season, also released on Netflix, showed Donna Bae giving tours of Seoul to the rest of the cast.
The cast have raved about filming on location at this famous cliffside village along the Amalfi Coast.
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Producers have revealed their decision to film at Sao Paulo’s 20th Gay Pride Parade was last minute and, despite the lack of advance scouting, was a fantastic success. The cast and crew spent eight hours on a float that went through the city’s crowd of 2.5 million people.
The cast got to dive into the Mediterranean for their final on-location shoot of the season. In total, the crew flew 100,000 miles for season one (or around the globe four times) and with these new locations, their season two record can’t be far off.