What was filmed yesterday in the Castro?

Photo: Edwin Goei/Twitter
Photo: Edwin Goei/Twitter

If you were wondering what all the camera crews were doing yesterday in the Castro, we’ve got the skinny. The Wachowski’s (best known for the Matrix franchise) were filming a new Netflix sci-fi series named “Sense8″ which is story about 8 empathic characters from around the globe who are being hunted down by some sort of entity. One of those characters lives in San Francisco.

From IMDB: “A group of people around the world are suddenly linked mentally, and must find a way to survive being hunted by those who see them as a threat to the world’s order.”

Film crews were in the Castro yesterday to film B-roll for scenes that feature the Castro and a car chase scene that led down Market Street onto Castro Street. Crews will also be filming this Saturday, but farther down on 18th Street between Guerrero and Valencia.

The series is expected to debut on Netflix sometime in 2015.

Roy McKenzie

Roy has been a Castro resident since 2010 and is passionate about drag queens, bicycling, and food. Follow his babbling on Twitter.

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  1. Very odd, they had parking spaces on States Street blocked off for their vehicles but didn’t use them all day. Traffic was a bit messy, as it didn’t seem like anyone had received the message that 17th Street north of Market was closed, and some very surprised drivers found themselves on Market Street heading west.

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  2. Alles says:

    Hope they’re ready for a Punk Saturday b-roll

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