Malta's Best Feature Shines In Netflix Series' Special Episode
Feeling (and looking) very good
Original Netflix TV series Sense8 has been getting rave reviews all over the web, scoring very high on sites like IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes.
The series, co-directed by The Matrix's Lana Wachowski, has been growing even more in popularity ever since its second season was released a couple of weeks ago. While watching a compilation of behind the scenes footage, some viewers recently noticed that Malta had actually made a cheeky cameo.
Malta's clear skies and seas show up at 2:14
Shot in a total of 11 countries and 16 cities, Sense8's second season actually kicked off with a 2016 Christmas special episode. The episode's opening scene sees the series' protagonists in an artsy underwater shot set to a hauntingly beautiful rendition of Nina Simone's classic Feeling Good. And guess which country was used to film all those shots?
Yep, you guessed it!
When the news broke late last year that Sense8 would be shooting in Malta, many people wondered how and when our island would feature. When the second season came out and there was a noticeable lack of Maltese landmarks, many people were left slightly confused.
It was only recently that the pieces came together; the Christmas special's opening scene was actually shot in Malta's beautiful open seas.
This of course not the first time that a major production filmed in Malta. The famous Kalkara water tanks are amongst the largest in the world and one of the very few to operate with a natural horizon as a backdrop. The water tanks, which form part of the Mediterranean Film Studios, have served over 200 productions, including Captain Phillips, Kon-Tiki, Troy, Swept Away, White Squall, U-571 and Raise the Titanic.
Sense8 tells the story of a number of people from around the world who suddenly find themselves being able to telepathically communicate with each other, and is one of the most highly-acclaimed sci-fi TV series out there at the moment. It's also been praised for its sensitive handling of LGBTIQ issues, even going on to win the Gay & Lesbian Allegiance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Award for Outstanding Drama Series last April.