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The sun also rises: Primrose Hill features in Sense8, starting tonight

5th June 2015
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Sense8 premiers tonight on Netflix – the latest offering by Andy and Lana Wachowski, the siblings behind the Matrix movies, and Babylon 5 creator, J. Michael Straczynski.

The 12-part drama is set to be truly epic – and some of the electrifying visuals and thrilling action was shot right here in London. In particular, key sequences were filmed inside Koko, a concert venue formerly known as the Camden Palace. Keep an eye out for the scenes shot outside the venue on Crowndale Road, as well.

You’ll easily place Primrose Hill, in the scene where two characters sit, watching the sun come up over the breathtaking panorama of London.

The series was filmed in eight cities in seven countries. It’s about a group of people (eight, as the title suggests), linked mentally. Seen as a threat to world order, they are being hunted, and have to find a way to survive.

They are Riley (Tuppence Middleton), an Icelandic DJ who lives in London; Will (Brian J Smith), a Chicago cop who used to be a hoodlum; Sun (Bae Doona from Cloud Atlas), a rich Korean businesswoman and kickboxing champion; Lito (Miguel Angel Silvestre), a closeted Spanish actor who is the Tom Cruise of Mexico; Capheus (Ami Ameen), who drives a Jean-Claude Van Damme-themed bus in Kenya; Kala (Tina Desai), a Mumbai scientist who is about to marry her rich boss; Wolfgang (Max Reirnelt), a German safe-cracker; and Nomi (Jamie Clayton), a trans blogger and hacktivist living in San Francisco.

Take a look at the trailer here.