Jim Ellison is a police detective in Cascade, Washington and discovers he has heightened senses, he can see and hear what others can't. The only person who can help him is Blair Sandburg, an anthropology grad student who has studied tribal guardians, or Sentinels. Sandburg offers to help Ellison learn to use his heightened senses in exchange for writing about the detective for his thesis.

The Sentinel - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1996-03-20

The Sentinel - North Sentinel Island - Netflix

North Sentinel Island is one of the Andaman Islands, which includes South Sentinel Island, in the Bay of Bengal. It is home to the Sentinelese who, often violently, reject any contact with the outside world, and are among the last people worldwide to remain virtually untouched by modern civilization. As such, only limited information about the island is known. Nominally, the island belongs to the South Andaman administrative district, part of the Indian union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. In practice, Indian authorities recognise the islanders' desire to be left alone and restrict their role to remote monitoring, even allowing them to kill non-Sentinelese people without prosecution. Thus the island can be considered a sovereign area under Indian protection.

The Sentinel - Political status - Netflix

The Andaman and Nicobar Administration stated in 2005 that they have no intention to interfere with the lifestyle or habitat of the Sentinelese and are not interested in pursuing any further contact with them or enforcing law on the island. Although North Sentinel Island is not legally an autonomous administrative division of India, scholars have referred to it and its people as effectively autonomous, or “independent”.

The Sentinel - References - Netflix