It’s been three months since Jupiter Ascending tanked at the box office, but I’m still having a tough time shaking the riotous disaster, so the Sense8 marketing team is going to have a tough time getting me to check out all 12 episodes of the Wachowskis’ show when they hit Netflix on June 5th. The series centers on eight characters who become linked together, both mentally and emotionally. Not only are they able to talk to each other when they’re not even in the same place, but they’ve also got access to each other’s deepest secrets as well.
The Wachowskis definitely have an interesting premise here, but I don’t know if having Naveen Andrews spit out a ton of exposition is the best way to convey the details. I would have rather been introduced to the concept from the perspective of one of the unsuspecting eight who suddenly becomes a “Sensate.”
You can check out the first Sense8 trailer and some new images below. The show also stars Brian J. Smith, Tuppence Middleton, Jamie Clayton, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Tina Desai, Doona Bae, Aml Ameen and Max Riemelt.
Here’s the official synopsis for Sense8:
From the unparalleled creative minds of The Wachowskis (“The Matrix” trilogy, “Cloud Atlas”) and J. Michael Straczynski (Clint Eastwood’s “Changeling,” ”World War Z”), as well as Grant Hill (“The Matrix” trilogy, “Cloud Atlas”), Sense8 is a gripping story of eight people from around the world whose lives are suddenly and inexplicably connected in a fight for their own survival.