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NTV crew feature in the latest Sense8 TV series – PHOTOS

NTV journalists and producers have bee featured as extras in one of the biggest American TV drama series Sense8.

The show, which was partly shot in Nairobi, saw some of the characters set up shop at Nation Centre for a five hour shoot on a Sunday afternoon in September 2016.

In the fourth episode of season 2 titled Polyphony, a character named Van Damme from Kibera, nicknamed Kung-Fu king of Kibera, walks into the NTV newsroom looking for a certain journalist for an interview.

The show’s producers decided to use an actual newsroom setting for the scene.


On that Sunday afternoon, the crew took over the entire fifth floor of Nation Centre for the shoot with your favorite TV presenters in the back ground.

Some of NTV crew featured in the scene include news anchor Trevor Ombija, online and The Trend reporter Anne Okumu, Lolani Kalu, Mike Wainaina, Norah Ireri, Ruth Munyi and business reporter Hudheifa Aden.


After five hours of shooting the episode was edited to three minutes of screen time.

According to one of the extras, they walked home smiling after being paid a good penny.

Sense8 is a TV series about eight strangers from around the globe who find themselves connected, first by a violent vision, then by their shared ability to connect with each another’s thoughts and actions, and finally by the urgent need to find out what happened and why.


Their need to know goes beyond simple curiosity. As they pursue answers, a mysterious organization hunts them down, intent on destroying them.

The show is produced by renowned filmmakers Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski (“The Matrix Reloaded“), who created the series with J. Michael Straczynski (“Thor“).

In keeping with the global premise of the series, shooting took place all over the world, including London, Reykjavik, Nairobi and Mumbai.