Lost alum Naveen Andrews, Kill Bill‘s Daryl Hannah and Stargate Universe star Brian J. Smith are set as two of the leads in Netflix’s upcoming sci-fi series Sense8, which hails from J. Michael Straczynski, The Wachowskis, Georgeville Television and Studio JMS.
According to Deadline, Naveen Andrews and Brian J. Smith are two of the 14 person strong regular cast for the Netflix series, which like Straczynski’s Babylon 5 has been conceived of with a 5 year story arc. Other series regulars for Sense8 include Tuppence Middleton, Aml Ameen, Freema Agyeman, Tena Desae, Doona Bae, Max Riemelt, Alfonso Herrera, Erendira Ibarra, Jamie Clayton, Miguel Silvestri and Terrence Mann.
As previously reported, Sense8 revolves around 8 people from across the world who become psychically linked and find themselves hunted to the ends of the earth because of their “unique gift.” At present its unclear which roles the 14 regulars are playing. The production is being shot on location in Iceland, Seoul, Berlin, Chicago, Nairobi, the UK, San Francisco, Mumbai and Mexico City
The 10 episode series was created by J. Michael Straczysnki and The Wachowskis, all three of who are serving as executive producers and co-showrunners. Studio JMS and Gerogeville Television are producing Sense8 for Netflix, with Marc Rosen, Leon Clarance, and Deepak Nayar also serving as executive producers. Sense8 is expected to premiere globally on Netflix in 2015.