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Wachowskis' Netflix Series 'Sense8' Cast Revealed

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! June 23, 2014 at 3:55PM

The cast for "Sense8," the upcoming sci-fi series from Andy and Lana Wachowski, has been revealed. For genre geeks, it's a doozy.
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Andy and Lana Wachowski
Andy and Lana Wachowski

The cast for "Sense8," the upcoming sci-fi series from Andy and Lana Wachowski, has been revealed. For genre geeks, it's a doozy.

Daryl Hannah, Naveen Andrews ("Lost"), Freema Agyeman ("Doctor Who") and Brian J. Smith ("Stargate Universe") are among the 14 new cast members. Brit actors Tuppence Middleton (star of Wachowskis' troubled "Jupiter Ascending") and Aml Ameen ("Harry's Law") are on board, as well as an international cast of fresh faces including Tena Desae, Doona Bae, Max Riemelt, Alfonso Herrera and Erendira Ibarra.

"Sense8" revolves around eight people from around the world who find themselves, suddenly, inextricably, telepathically linked. With J. Michael Straczynski co-showrunning, the 10-episode first season has already begun shooting and is expected to wrap in early November.

We should expect to see "Sense8" on Netflix next year. In the meantime, read more plot details on the series here, and why the Wachowskis' "Jupiter Ascending" got pushed here.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.