Netflix Airs Thriller Series Staring Several Kenyans

We’re taking over Hollywood!

With Lupita’s Oscars award still dear in our minds, Netflix is now airing “Sense8” – a dramatic thriller series featuring at least five Kenyan names.

Biko Nyongesa, Chichi Seii, Lwanda Jawar, Paul Ogola and Peter King Mwania are on the long list of actors and actresses that will star in the exciting new series, which airs its entire first season on Netflix tonight. “Sense8,” which is written and produced by award-winning directors Andy and Lana Wachowski, was at least partially filmed in Kenya and explores social subjects such as gender, religion, sexuality and politics.

“One gunshot, one death, one moment out of time that irrevocably links eight minds in disparate parts of the world, putting them in each other’s lives, each other’s secrets, and in terrible danger,” reads a science-fiction sounding plot synopsis provided by Netflix. “Ordinary people suddenly reborn as ‘Sensates,’” it concludes.

Check out the suspense-filled trailer below:

Originally from Sweden, Chris is a journalist with an extensive interest for African culture and the arts.