Netflix Teams With Wachowskis, Straczynski for Sense8

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Netflix will bring Georgeville Television’s Sense8, a global tale of minds linked and souls hunted, exclusively to its members to watch instantly in late 2014.

The 10 episode season one of Sense8 marks the first foray into television by the Wachowskis who most recently gave us Cloud Atlas in addition to Bound, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, V for Vendetta and Speed Racer, and is the latest project from veteran show runner J. Michael Straczynski, creator of the Hugo Award-winning Babylon 5 TV series and whose film credits include Changeling, Thor and Underworld Awakening,

“Andy and Lana Wachowski and Joe Straczynski are among the most imaginative writers and gifted visual storytellers of our time,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos. “Their incredible creations are favorites of Netflix members globally and we can’t wait to bring Sense8 to life.”

“We’re excited to work with Netflix and Georgeville Television on this project, and we’ve wanted to work with Joe Straczynski for years, chiefly due to the fact his name is harder to pronounce than ours, but also because we share a love of genre and all things nerdy,” said Andy and Lana Wachowski . “Several years ago, we had a late night conversation about the ways technology simultaneously unites and divides us, and out of that paradox Sense8 was born.”

“We are proud to be working with Netflix on this new series,” said Straczynski. “Lana, Andy, and I are fans of each other’s creations, and have been looking for something to do together for nearly a decade.”

Sense8 is being produced by Georgeville Television, in association with Studio JMS. 

The Wachowskis are starting production next month on their new sci-fi adventure Jupiter Ascending for Warner Brothers , starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis .


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