Cast Announced for the Wachowskis and Straczynski’s Sense8

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Netflix has announced the cast for “Sense8,” a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted. The 10-episode season one of “Sense8″ marks the first foray into television by the Wachowskis, the filmmakers behind “The Matrix” trilogy and the upcoming Jupiter Ascending, and is the latest project from veteran show runner J. Michael Straczynski (“Babylon 5″).

The cast will include Naveen Andrews (“LOST”), Daryl Hannah, Brian J. Smith (“Stargate Universe”), Tuppence Middleton (Jupiter Ascending), Aml Ameen, Freema Agyeman, Tena Desae, Doona Bae, Max Riemelt, Alfonso Herrera, Erendira Ibarra, Jamie Clayton, Miguel Silvestri and Terrence Mann.

“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,” said Straczynski. “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.”

“Sense8″ is being produced by Georgeville Television, in association with Studio JMS.

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