May 7, 2015 12:59 PM EDT

Enter the (seemingly very) convoluted world of the Wachowski siblings’ upcoming Netflix show Sense8, about eight people around the world who are connected to one another. “You have seven other selves now,” a character is told in the trailer. “You can access each others’ knowledge, language, skills.”

Need more details? Co-creator J. Michael Straczynski told BuzzFeed that the show is a “a global story told on a planetary scale about human transcendence and what it ultimately means to be human in a contemporary society.” So, you know, light summer fare. (For what it’s worth, BuzzFeed describes the show as “far more complex than” Straczynski’s above description.)

The show stars, among others, Naveen Andrews, Doona Bae, Daryl Hannah, and Brian J. Smith; it premieres June 5.

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