Get to Know Sense8’s Core Characters

Before Sense8‘s June 5 premiere on Netflix, get to know the core eight characters on the series, known as Sensates.

Each Sensate has a video and a primer of eight things to know about them. Also, the videos are annotated with an “8” to show the spots in the story where the Sensates connect.

Name: Will Gorski
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 6’1″
Occupation: Police Officer
Area of Expertise: Protecting and serving.
Is the first of the Sensates Jonas makes contact with.
He suffers from migraines and visions brought on by a childhood experience with an unsolved murder.
One small gene mutation turned Will into a Sensate.


Name: Nomi Marks
Location: San Francisco, California
Height: 5’10″
Occupation: Political Blogger
Area of Expertise: Online hacking
Her life is turned upside down when she is told that a sudden change in the way her brain works will kill her in six months unless she has extensive brain surgery.
One small gene mutation turned Nomi into a Sensate.


Name: Wolfgang
Location: Berlin, Germany
Height: 5’11″
Occupation: Locksmith aka Safe-cracker
Area of Expertise: World-class jewel heists, hand-to-hand combat
Plenty of daddy issues.
Takes on a high-stakes heist with his best friend, Felix.
One small gene mutation turned Wolfgang into a Sensate.


Name: Kala
Location: Mumbai, India
Height: 5’5″
Occupation: Pharmacist
Area of Expertise: Medicine
Is being marched toward a marriage she thinks is right but with a man she does not love.
When she prays to Ganesha for help to derail the marriage, she ends up with far more trouble than she had anticipated.
One small gene mutation turned Kala into a Sensate.


Name: Capheus
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Height: 5’10″
Occupation: Bus Driver
Area of Expertise: High-difficulty driving
Knows every back alley and loves his work.
Optimistic, caring, he is desperately trying to earn money for medicine that will save his dying mother.
One small gene mutation turned Capheus into a Sensate.


Name: Sun
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 5’6″
Occupation: Chief Financial Officer
Area of Expertise: Martial Arts
Daughter of a Korean businessman, as well as an up-and-comer in the world of underground kickboxing.
She gets caught up in a web of embezzlement courtesy of her brother and must decide whether or not to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her family.
One small gene mutation turned Sun into a Sensate.


Name: Lito
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Height: 5’11″
Occupation: Actor
Area of Expertise: Loving, lying
Feels the need to be closeted to protect his career.
The love of his life is Hernando.
One small gene mutation turned Lito into a Sensate.


Name: Riley
Born: Iceland
Location: London, England
Height: 5’7″
Occupation: DJ
She’s caught up in the underground world of drugs.
Her past troubles find a way into her present life.
One small gene mutation turned Riley into a Sensate.


Image and Videos Courtesy of Netflix

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