Netflix To Produce Wachowskis’ New Sci-Fi Series, Sense8 – Will Include LGBT Characters

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After a very long wait details about Lana and Andy Wachowski’s  original Sci-Fi series project with Netflix have finally been revealed.

Titled Sense8, the series will run a 10-episode story arch that follows eight people who are linked by a violent vision. Although the characters are located all over the world, they share images of both the benevolent Jonas and the villainous Mr. Whispers.

Sense8 will begin filming in June, with shooting locations including theUnited Kingdom, Seoul, Mumbai, Nairobi, and Berlin to Mexico City, San Francisco, and Chicago.  The Wachowski’s have also released that two of the main characters of the series will include a “closeted telenovela hunk” and a transgender blogger.

Other episodes will focus on a thief from Germany, an Icelandic party girl, a Korean executive, and an African bus driver.

Veteran science fiction writer J. Michael Straczynski, who was responsible for 1990s  sci-fi tv cult series Babylon 5 a will serve as Sense8′s show runner


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