Sense8 – a Netflix Original Series

Ah, Netflix – what did we ever do without you? The streaming giant who brought us Breaking bad, House of Cards, Hemlock Grove, DareDevil, Orange is the New Black and others is about to hit us with another. And it looks very promising!

Sense8 boasts a, frankly, geekgasm inducing pedigree. Written by The Wachowskis (The Matrix, Bound, Cloud Atlasand J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, World War Z) and produced by Wachowski favourite Grant Hill (The Matrix, Cloud Atlas), Sense8 is a described by Netflix as “a gripping story of eight people from around the world whose lives are suddenly and inexplicably connected in a fight for their own survival.”

You are no longer just you. You have seven other selves…


 

If the trailer has you excited and you need more to keep you going for the next week Netflix has produced 8 character videos, one for each of the “sensates”.

CHARACTER VIDEOS AND 8 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

 

  1. Name: Will Gorski (Played by Brian J. Smith) –
    Link to new character video: http://bit.ly/1RtWx6B

    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Height: 6’1″
    • Occupation: Police Officer
    • Area of Expertise: Protecting and serving
    • Fact: Is the first of the sensates Jonas makes contact with
    • Fact: He suffers from migraines and visions brought on by a childhood experience with an unsolved murder
    • Fact: One small gene mutation turned Will into a Sensate
  2. Name: Riley (Played by Tuppence Middleton)
    Link to new character video: http://bit.ly/1JYA6o1

    • Born: Iceland
    • Location: London, England
    • Height: 5’7″
    • Occupation: DJ
    • Fact: She’s caught up in the underground world of drugs
    • Fact: Her past troubles find a way into her present life
    • Fact: One small gene mutation turned Riley into a Sensate
  3. Name: Wolfgang (Played by Max Riemelt)
    Link to new character video: http://bit.ly/1HWjACE

    • Location: Berlin, Germany
    • Height: 5’11″
    • Occupation: Locksmith aka Safe-cracker
    • Area of Expertise: World-class jewel heists, hand-to-hand combat
    • Fact: Plenty of daddy issues
    • Fact: Takes on a high-stakes heist with his best friend, Felix
    • Fact: One small gene mutation turned Wolfgang into a Sensate
  4. Name: Nomi Marks (Played by Jamie Clayton)
    Link to new character video: http://bit.ly/1JYAbbi

    • Location: San Francisco, California
    • Height: 5’10″
    • Occupation: Political Blogger
    • Area of Expertise: Online hacking
    • Fact: Transgender
    • Fact: Her life is turned upside down when she is told that a sudden change in the way her brain works will kill her in six months unless she has extensive brain surgery  
    • Fact: One small gene mutation turned Nomi into a Sensate
  5. Name: Capheus (Played by Aml Ameen)
    Link to new character video: http://bit.ly/1RtXVWN

    • Location: Nairobi, Kenya
    • Height: 5’10″
    • Occupation: Bus Driver
    • Area of Expertise: High-difficulty driving
    • Fact: Knows every back alley and loves his work
    • Fact: Optimistic, caring, he is desperately trying to earn money for medicine that will save his dying mother
    • Fact: One small gene mutation turned Capheus into a Sensate
  6. Name: Kala (Played by Tina Desai)
    Link to new character video: http://bit.ly/1ABL54D

    • Location: Mumbai, India
    • Height: 5’5″
    • Occupation: Pharmacist
    • Area of Expertise: Medicine
    • Fact: Is being marched toward a marriage she thinks is right but with a man she does not love
    • Fact: When she prays to Ganesha for help to derail the marriage, she ends up with far more trouble than she had anticipated
    • Fact: One small gene mutation turned Kala into a Sensate
  7. Name: Lito (Played by Miguel Angel Silvestre)
    Link to new character video: http://bit.ly/1AxZ4J1

    • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
    • Height: 5’11″
    • Occupation: Actor
    • Area of Expertise: Loving, lying
    • Fact: Feels the need to be closeted to protect his career
    • Fact: The love of his life is Hernando
    • Fact: One small gene mutation turned Lito into a Sensate
  8. Name: Sun (Played by Doona Bae)
    Link to new character video: http://bit.ly/1GJ0KAd

    • Location: Seoul, South Korea
    • Height: 5’6″
    • Occupation: Chief Financial Officer
    • Area of Expertise: Martial Arts
    • Fact: Daughter of a Korean businessman, as well as an up-and-comer in the world of underground kickboxing
    • Fact: She gets caught up in a web of embezzlement courtesy of her brother and must decide whether or not to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her family
    • Fact: One small gene mutation turned Sun into a Sensate

On Friday 5th June, all 12 episodes of the first season will land in all Netflix territories. Watch the trailer, get excited, and clear your weekend; you’re going to binge this.

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