We’ve been hearing about Sense8, the upcoming Netflix series from Andy and Lana Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski, for well over a year now, but recent reports regarding the series’ cast and plot details may indicate that the project is finally gaining some momentum.
According to Deadline, the series will have a distinctly international scope, with 14 lead actors hailing from different countries and filming on four different continents.
“The series follows eight characters around the world who, in the aftermath of a tragic death, find themselves linked to each other mentally and emotionally,” revealed Straczynski, offering the first official details of the show’s premise. “They can not only see and talk to each other as though they were in the same place, they have access to each other’s deepest secrets. Not only must they figure out what happened and why and what it means for the future of humanity, they must do so while being hunted by an organization out to capture, kill or vivisect them.”
Among the actors leading the series are Naveen Andrews (Lost), Daryl Hannah, Jamie Clayton (Hung), Terrence Mann (Critters), Brian J. Smith (Stargate Universe), Tuppence Middleton (Jupiter Ascending), Aml Ameen (The Maze Runner), Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who), Spanish actor Miguel Silvestre, Indian actress Tena Desae, South Korean actress Doona Bae, German actor Max Riemelt, and Mexican actors Alfonso Herrera and Erendira Ibarra.
The 10-episode series is expected to debut in 2015.
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