Created by the Wachowskis and Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski, Sense8 is Netflix’s new sci-fi series about eight strangers around the world who experience a violent vision followed by the ability to connect with each other’s thoughts, actions and emotions.
Says Straczynski, “Neither Lana nor Andy nor I wanted to just do a television show. We wanted to do it if we could jointly do something no one had ever done before, and address themes that have rarely been addressed in mainstream TV and never this blatantly in a nominally science-fiction series: issues of gender, identity, sexuality and politics. We wanted to talk about the strength of the individual, but also about the belief that we are more than the sum of our parts.”
The show stars Darryl Hannah and Naveen Andrews. All 12 episodes of the show’s first season will be released on the streaming platform on Friday, June 5th.
Watch the first trailer below.