Wachowskis’ Netflix Series ‘Sense8’ Cast Announced, Includes ‘Lost’ & ‘Doctor Who’ Alums

By June 21, 2014

Netflix’s original series train is chugging along at full steam with a casting announcement and plot reveal of their latest 10-episode original series “Sense8,” a new sci-fi drama from the minds of The Wachowskis (The Matrix trilogy).

Co-showrunner J. Michael Straczynski (“Babylon 5”) told Deadline the plot to “Series 8” goes a little something like this:

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. 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.

The cast is an impressive melting pot of international talent headed by Naveen Andrews (“Lost”), Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill 1 & 2), Brian J. Smith (“Stargate Universe”), British actors Tuppence Middleton (Jupiter Ascending), Ami Ameen (Lee Daniels’ The Butler), and Freema Agyeman (“Doctor Who”). Indian actress Tena Desae (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), South Korean actress Doona Bae (Cloud Atlas), Mexican actors Alfonso Herrera and Erendira Ibarra, German actor Max Riemelt, Spanish actor Miguel Silvestre and American actors Terrence Mann and transgendered model/actress Jamie Clayton round out the list of actors involved.

The featured “8” of the title are Smith, Middleton, Ameen, Bae, Silvestri, Desae, Riemelt and Clayton and the production itself will match the “global nature of its story” with production planned for nine locations worldwide: Chicago, San Francisco, London, Seoul, Mumbai, Berlin, Mexico City, and Nairobi.

While all this sounds well and good, The Wachowskis’ last couple of outings have been less than stellar and I’m REALLY hoping that with this large of a cast and location that the pot itself doesn’t melt along with the contents.

Never mind what I think of all this – I want to know what YOU think! Hit us up in the comments and let us know.

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Cricket Lee
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  • Hmmm…I really like the Wachowskis (I thought Cloud Atlas was magnificent), but this show doesn’t sound great to me.