Release Year: 2015
Creator: J. Michael Straczynski, Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Starring: Tuppence Middleton, Max Riemelt, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Brian J. Smith, Tina Desai, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Naveen Andrews, Terrence Mann
This Netflix original series from the creators of The Matrix and Babylon 5. After a death, eight strangers from across the world are suddenly linked mentally through telepathic abilities they perceive to be dreams or visions but are much more than that.
Jonas (Andrews) tries to help the eight strangers make sense of who they are, why this is happening to them and how he can keep them safe from Whispers (Mann) who shares the same telepathic powers and wants to hunt them down. With each episode, we dig deeper into the past of the characters and what makes them so different and so similar.
It’s a shame Netflix decided to cancel the series shortly after the season 2 release, but at the very least, the series will get a two-hour special as fans cross their fingers that there will still be a third season in the works. But this is definitely a show that needs to be watched as it is one of the best shows at representing people of all genders, races, cultures and it’s just really beautiful to see that on the screen because you literally won’t see it anywhere else in TV or film.