The Wachowskis' new Netflix original series is gathering steam. Joining forces with fellow sci-fi veteran J. Michael Straczynski, Sense8 will debut on Netflix at some stage next year.

Lost's Naveen Andrews and Kill Bill's Daryl Hannah will star in the series which deals with eight people who are mentally linked together after a tragedy. Their minds are joined together over many thousands of miles, from London to Seoul to Mumbai to Mexico. These people are then hunted by a shadowy corporation who, unsurprisingly, wants to dissect them to find out how it all happened.

The Wachowskis are currently working on Jupiter Ascending with Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum. J. Michael Straczynski is well-known to sci-fi fans as the creator of Babylon 5. More recently, he was one of the writers of Thor and wrote the Clint Eastwood-directed thriller, Changeling, starring Angelina Jolie.

No official word yet on a release date, but it's expected at some stage in 2015.