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Netflix has released the first trailer for its new original series, Sense8.
The sci-fi epic from The Wachowskis and Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski is released on Friday 2nd June and marks the VOD service’s first entry into the genre.
The official synopsis for the series, which sees eight strangers develop strange, sensory powers, is as follows:
“One gunshot, one death, one moment out of time that irrevocably links eight minds in disparate parts of the world, putting them in each other’s lives, each other’s secrets, and in terrible danger.”
Other details have been kept largely under wraps until now – you can see lots of new images and read more character details here – with cryptic comments made in interviews over the past year.
“At its heart it’s a drama, it’s love stories, it’s contemporary, so it doesn’t have that futuristic element. It has this one basic conceit which is very much the core of the project, what these eight Sense8s are. Where this series starts, you identify these eight characters, very different lives, and at about the same time they all experience a really violent vision from out of nowhere,” Exec Producer Grant Hill told Games Radar.
“We told Netflix we were like, ‘We’re only interested in doing this. It’s going to be so hard, it’s not very much money. We’re only interested in it if we can do anything. And I mean anything. Like crazy psychic orgies with all sorts of different bodies.’ And they were like, ‘Yeah sure, cool great,'” Lana Wachowski told io9 in February. Andy also added that they had filmed live births for the series.
Lana and Andy have directed seven of the hour-long episodes each, while James McTeigue and Tom Tykwer have directed two apiece, with Dan Glass directing one.
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