Sense8 is a Netflix original TV series by Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix) and J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5), who serve as creators, writers and showrunners for the project, with the Wachowskis also directing. Sense8 will be the first TV production for the Wachowski siblings.
Deadline reports that Brian J. Smith, Tuppence Middleton, Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Tina Desae, Max Riemelt and Jamie Clayton will be playing the eight characters at the center of the story.
Other cast members include Naveen Andrews, Daryl Hannah, Freema Agyeman, Alfonso Herrera, Erendira Ibarra, and Terrance Mann.
Filming locations will match the global nature of the Sense8 story with segments in nine locations on four continents: Chicago, San Francisco, London, Iceland, Nairobi, Mexico City, Mumbai, and Berlin.
The series is produced by Georgeville TV in association with J. Michael Straczynski‘s Studio JMS and the newly formed Wachowski/JMS production company Unpronounceable Productions.
Sense8 will be distributed by Netflix in over 40 countries world wide. A truly international production, Sense8 is one component of an ambitious remapping of the business model for international production and distribution of visual media entertainment, as Netflix seeks to consolidate and extend their global reach.