Last year it was announced that the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski teamed up with Netflix to develop a new sci-fi series called Sense8. Thanks to TVLine we have some new information on the series and the story it will tell. It sounds incredibly cool, and it will take us on a worldwide journey where minds link and souls are hunted.
"The sci-fi drama will focus on eight people scattered around the globe who are connected by a shared — violent — vision. (Because it’s never a vision of kittens, is it?) Each episode — shot in the UK, Seoul, Mumbai, Nairobi, Berlin, Mexico City, San Francisco and Chicago — will follow the characters’ separate stories, even as one entity tries to bring the octet together and another tries to kill them.
Among the regulars (as yet uncast) are: a closeted Mexican telenovela hunk, an Icelandic party girl, a German safe-cracker, a Korean businesswoman, an African bus driver and a transgender American blogger (a la Lana?). Perhaps most intriguing, though, are Jonas, an apparently magic African-American who appears to all of the 'visionaries,' and his evil counterpart, Mr. Whispers (arguably the best-named villain since The X-Files’ Cigarette-Smoking Man)."
The series will be available to watch in late 2014. It sounds really cool, and I'm very excited to see it!