First trailer and images from new Netflix series Sense8
Matrix creators The Wachowskis apply their action-infused, sci-fi imagination to Netflix
Hold onto your sense of reality: the Wachowskis (The Matrix trilogy, Speedracer, Cloud Atlas) are bringing their unique, creative talent to TV for the first time, teaming up with writer J Michael Straczynski (World War Z) for the latest Netflix original series, Sense8.
Tapping into the kind of mind-bending, action sci-fi that made The Matrix one of the cult hits of the last 20 years, Sense8 tells the story of eight people from around the world whose lives are suddenly and inexplicably connected in a fight for their own survival. These people find themselves at the centre of a leap in evolutionary technology, which literally connects them mentally and emotionally and leads to lots of kung-fu fighting. Naturally.
The international cast is led by Brian J. Smith, Tuppence Middleton, Jamie Clayton, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Tena Desai, Bae Doona, Aml Ameen and Max Riemelt, but expect appearances from Daryl Hannah, Naveen Andrews and Joe Pantoliano too.
The prospect of seeing the Wachowskis do their thing on the 'small screen' is really exciting, especially in a longer form narrative. Check out the trailer below, it certainly looks like the series could push the boundaries in style, scope and story.
All 12 episodes of Sense8 premiere on Netflix UK on Fri 5 Jun.