New Details on the Wachowskis and Straczynski’s Sense8

Last March, Netflix announced that it would be bringing “Sense8,” a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted, to its members to watch instantly in late 2014. Not much was revealed back then about the show, from the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski, but TVLine now has more details.

According to the site, “The sci-fi drama will focus on eight people scattered around the globe who are connected by a shared — violent — vision. (Because it’s never a vision of kittens, is it?) Each episode — shot in the UK, Seoul, Mumbai, Nairobi, Berlin, Mexico City, San Francisco and Chicago — will follow the characters’ separate stories, even as one entity tries to bring the octet together and another tries to kill them.

Among the regulars (as yet uncast) are: a closeted Mexican telenovela hunk, an Icelandic party girl, a German safe-cracker, a Korean businesswoman, an African bus driver and a transgender American blogger (a la Lana?). Perhaps most intriguing, though, are Jonas, an apparently magic African-American who appears to all of the ‘visionaries,’ and his evil counterpart, Mr. Whispers (arguably the best-named villain since The X-Files’ Cigarette-Smoking Man).”

How does that sound to you? Will you check out the show?