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May 07, 2015 at 06:48 PM EDT

Sense8, the Wachowski-created series headed to Netflix, has released its official trailer.

The premise involves a large helping of sci-fi wonkiness, and shares plenty of similarities with the Wachowski siblings’ previous work: Eight strangers from around the world are connected for some reason (think Cloud Atlas, but without the time-jumping), can share each other’s skills and get trained in combat in a heartbeat (think The Matrix, but without, uhh, the Matrix), and will ultimately help save the world and themselves from something mysterious (think Jupiter Ascending, but without Channing Tatum’s hybrid). All that’s missing is a Speed Racer tie-in.

The series stars Brian J. Smith, Tuppence Middleton, Jamie Clayton, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Tina Desai, Doona Bai, Aml Ameen, and Max Riemelt as the core eight, while Daryl Hannah and Naveen Andrews also star. Check out the trailer below:

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