The big-budget feature epic “Jupiter Ascending” isn’t the only sci-fi project that Andy and Lana Wachowski have up their sleeve this year.
The other is a highly secretive TV project for Netflix entitled “Sense8,” a drama series which they are teaming with “Babylon 5” creator J. Michael Straczynski to create.
TV Line has posted new character and story details from the project today. The globe-spanning premise sees eight people linked together by a violent vision, at the same time a mysterious figure is trying to bring the group together in order to kill them.
Characters in the series include a closeted Mexican telenovela hunk, an Icelandic party girl, a German safe-cracker, a Korean businesswoman, an African bus driver, a transgender American blogger, an African-American man with special abilities, and the show’s antagonist – a man known only as ‘Mr. Whispers’.
Production of the ten episode series is slated to begin in June, each episode centering on a separate tale. Locations include Seoul, Mumbai, Nairobi, Berlin, Mexico City, San Francisco, Chicago, and the UK. A late 2014 premiere is expected.