Naveen Andrews, Daryl Hannah
Naveen Andrews and Daryl Hannah have joined the Wachowskis' upcoming Netflix's series Sense8, Deadline reports.
Netflix ordered 10 episodes of the project in March but remained coy with the details. Now, co-showrunner J. Michael Straczynski has given Deadline the first description, revealing that it's about eight characters from around the world who become linked following a tragic death. "They can not only see and talk to each other as though they were in the same place, they have access to each other's deepest secrets," he says. "Not only must they figure out what happened and why and what it means for the future of humanity, they must do so while being hunted by an organization out to capture, kill or vivisect them."
Paul Blackthorne, The Dresden Files
Can Sci Fi Channel cast yet another spell on savorers of the supernatural? On Sunday at 9 pm/ET, the cabler premieres The Dresden Files, a series based on Jim Butcher's best-selling novels about a private eye who cracks typically otherworldly cases using a bit of magic — literally, being that he's a certified wizard and all.
Finding an actor who could pull off Jim Rockford-as-sorcerer was no easy task. "We saw people you've heard of, people you haven't heard of... a lot of different people, because we knew that this show would really live or die on finding a great Harry Dresden," executive producer Robert Hewitt Wolfe tells TVGuide.com. Ultimately, the plum gig went to Paul Blackthorne, whom many will recognize as sinister Stephen Saunders of