The "August 8 Cluster" (sometimes referred as the "8/8 cluster") is a cluster of eight sensates that were born on the same month and day. This cluster is also the team that comprise of the main characters of Sense8, containing all eight of the show's starring cast.
Jonas seems to have vague knowledge of the identities of the cluster. Soon after they were reborn, he travels to San Francisco and successfully makes contact with Nomi, then travels to Chicago where he finds Will. It is implied that Angelica told Jonas about them off-screen, before her death, or their link as sensates allowed him to use her knowledge on them.
Before its change of leadership, BPO was aware of the identity of five of them, with only Capheus, Lito, and Sun unidentified:
- Will was discovered through his connection with Jonas.
- Nomi was discovered when she was hospitalized after fainting at the San Francisco Pride.
- Riley was also discovered in the hospital following her collapse at her father's concert.
- Wolfgang was betrayed by Lila Facchini.
- Whispers managed to abuse Wolfgang's strong connection to Kala to find out her identity.
Skills and Knowledge
Members of the August 8 Cluster have shown skills and knowledge that have been used by other members, while other skills have also been shown by individuals but have thus far been unused by other members of their cluster. Nomi mentions in season 2 that they as a cluster can speak 7 languages; English, Spanish, German, Swahili, Korean, Hindi, & Icelandic, as well as some "shitty French from high school". However, this contradicts Riley speaking Dutch in the Christmas Special to Gerda and French to Georges in the series finale, Amor Vincit Omnia. It is possible, however, that Nomi was unaware of Riley's ability to speak French at the time.
|We Will All Be Judged|
|Engine knowledge||Will||I Can't Leave Her|
|Kala Dandekar||Chemistry||Wolfgang||I Can't Leave Her|
|I Can't Leave Her|
|Lito Rodriguez||Acting / Lying||Wolfgang
|Bar tending||Sun||If All the World's a Stage, Identity Is Nothing But a Costume|
|Nomi Marks||Computer hacker||Various Episodes|
|Riley Blue||DJ / musician||Kala||Happy F*cking New Year|
|Ice skating||Will||Happy F*cking New Year|
|Will Gorski||Cop intuition||Nomi
|We Will All Be Judged|
|What's Going On?|
|Shooting||Capheus||Smart Money Is on the Skinny Bitch|
|What Is Human?|
|Detached personality||Will||I Can't Leave Her|
|Safecracking||Lito||Happy F*cking New Year|
|Car Jacking||Sun||Obligate Mutualisms|
|Shooting||Kala||Amor Vincit Omnia|