I’m rather unreasonably excited to see the Wachowskis venture into TV alongside J. Michael Straczynski for “Sense8,” their 10-episode Netflix drama that will arrive some time next year. Now the show has announced that is has finally founds its cast, and there are a few names you may recognize in the list.
First we have Naveen Andrews, Daryl Hannah and Stargate Universe‘s Brian J. Smith. There’s Tuppence Middleton, who is in the Wachowskis’ upcoming film Jupiter Ascending; British actors Aml Ameen (The Maze Runner, Lee Daniels’ The Butler) and Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who, Torchwood), Indian actress Tena Desae, South Korean actress Doona Bae, German actor Max Riemelt, Mexican actors Alfonso Herrera and Erendira Ibarra as well as Jamie Clayton, Miguel Silvestre and Terrence Mann. As you can tell, the show is set to span the entire globe.
We also finally have our first detailed description of the show from Straczynski himself, which is an upgrade over the cryptic info we’ve gotten to date.
“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,” he said to Deadline. “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.”
Vivisection! Exciting. Well, I’m certainly intrigued, and this can’t get here soon enough.
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