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Character and plot details emerge for The Wachowskis' Netflix series Sense8

Jan. 8, 2014by: Alex Maidy

As Andy and Lana Wachowski prepare for the Summer release of JUPITER ASCENDING, they are already at work on their next project, the ten episode Netflix series SENSE8. Previously announced last year, very little was known about the show aside from being a global tale about interconnected characters. That vague plotline drew comparisons to CLOUD ATLAS but now we have a more detailed idea as to what SENSE8 is all about.

TVLine shared the new plot description for the series:

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.

Similar to ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT's recent season, each episode will standalone but watching them in different order will likely overlap the plot in different ways, giving SENSE8 a more interactive nature than a traditional series. The character descriptions were also revealed:

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

Like all of the ideas from The Wachowskis, SENSE8 is ambitious and original. The question becomes whether it can live up to that potential or if it will crumble under its own complexity. We will all find out when it hits Netflix later this year.

Source: TVLine

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7:13AM on 01/09/2014
Sounds pretty cool to me! A couple of high profile failures from 2003 excepted, I really do love the Wachowskis. Cloud Atlas was incredible.
Sounds pretty cool to me! A couple of high profile failures from 2003 excepted, I really do love the Wachowskis. Cloud Atlas was incredible.
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1:19AM on 01/09/2014
Interesting. I am always intrigued and interested in anything the Wachowskis are attached to. I'll have to keep an eye out for this one.
Interesting. I am always intrigued and interested in anything the Wachowskis are attached to. I'll have to keep an eye out for this one.
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7:40PM on 01/08/2014
That cast list sounds like ripe material for the best reality TV show ever.
That cast list sounds like ripe material for the best reality TV show ever.
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7:26PM on 01/08/2014
This... Sounds an awful lot like Heroes season 1.
This... Sounds an awful lot like Heroes season 1.
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6:52PM on 01/08/2014
Netflix is ballin these days, unlike Lana. Sorry that was lame.
Netflix is ballin these days, unlike Lana. Sorry that was lame.
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7:02PM on 01/08/2014
No it was'nt..
ROTFLMAO
No it was'nt..
ROTFLMAO
7:12AM on 01/09/2014
Lame AND insensitive. Nice!
Lame AND insensitive. Nice!
5:43PM on 01/08/2014
Do you guys know how much more badass Cloud Atlas was because I went in there knowing so little. I am avoiding every single little detail I can with this film and I'm going to be in for a hell of a good time.
Do you guys know how much more badass Cloud Atlas was because I went in there knowing so little. I am avoiding every single little detail I can with this film and I'm going to be in for a hell of a good time.
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4:48PM on 01/08/2014
Mr. Whispers? How come I can never think of shit like that.
Mr. Whispers? How come I can never think of shit like that.
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4:25PM on 01/08/2014
I'm in. The Wachowski's never steered me wrong.
I'm in. The Wachowski's never steered me wrong.
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