[TV] More Details On Netflix's New Series Sense8 Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.08.2014
From the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski...
TV Line has an update on the casting for the Wachowskis' (Andy and Lana) new ten episode series Sense8, which Netflix greenlit last year.
The series will follow eight people around the world who are "connected by a shared — violent — vision. Each episode, shot in the UK, Seoul, Mumbai, Nairobi, Berlin, Mexico City, San Francisco and Chicago, will follow the characters individual stories as one person tries to bring them together and another tries to kill them.
TV Line notes the characters (who aren't cast yet) include "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." There is also an African-American character named Jonas who appears to all of the "visionaries" and his evil counterpart, Mr. Whispers.
The series begins shooting in June, with showrunner J. Michael Straczynski.