Sense8 (a play on the wordsensate/ˈsɛnseɪt/, meaning aware) is an American science fictiondramaweb television series created, written and executive-produced by Andy and Lana Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. A first season consisting of 12 episodes has been produced and became available for streaming on Netflix on June 5, 2015. The Wachowskis are responsible for the direction of the biggest part of the show, with the rest of it being handled by a number of people they have collaborated with in the past, includingCloud Atlas co-director Tom Tykwer. Meanwhile this is the first series produced under the banner of Straczynski's Studio JMS. The plot revolves around eight strangers from different parts of the world who suddenly become mentally and emotionally linked and it is set to explore subjects that its writers felt science fiction shows tend to ignore or skim through such as politics, identity, sexuality, gender and religion.
ense8 tells the story of eight strangers (Smith, Middleton, Ameen, Bae, Silvestre, Desai, Riemelt, and Clayton) from different cultures and parts of the world, who, in the aftermath of a tragic death in which they all experience through dreams or visions, suddenly find themselves mentally and emotionally connected – an evolutionary leap of technological origin. While trying to figure why this happened and what it means for the future of mankind, a mysterious and powerful man named Jonas tries to bring the eight together, while another stranger called Mr. Whispers and his organization attempts to hunt them down to capture or assassinate them. He uses the same power as the 8 to have full reach into someone's mind (thoughts/sight) after contact with their eyes. Each episode reflects the views of the different characters interacting with eachother while delving deeper into the characters background and what sets them apart and brings them together with the others.