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The Wachowski siblings and J. Michael Straczynski team up with Netflix for new series Sense8

Mar. 27, 2013by: Paul Shirey
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It seems that Netflix is charging full steam ahead on its original series content, enlisting THE MATRIX filmmakers The Wachowski's and writer J. Michael Straczynski for the new series Sense8, which will debut with a 10-episode season one in the "binge" format, where all episodes are available upon release.  The same model was used for David Fincher's House of Cards and will be utilized for the 4th season of Arrested Development and Eli Roth's Hemlock Grove.

Sense8 is described as:

a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted, exclusively to its members to watch instantly in late 2014.

Here are the highlights from the press release:

“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 a dream-come-true creatively, and we look forward to working closely with our new partners at Netflix, with whom we could not be more excited to bring the Wachowskis’ first TV series ever to life,” said Rosen.

“We’re delighted to once again partner with Joe, and have the opportunity to work with Lana and Andy, two of our movie-making heroes, on their television debut,” said Clarance. “They have created a brilliant concept, which will be a wonderful story to produce, and a rich conceptual world for viewers to experience.”

The Wachowskis start production next month on their new sci-fi adventure JUPITER ASCENDING, starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, and Eddie Redmayne, which is set for release on July 25, 2014.  Sense8 is expected to debut in late 2014.

Extra Tidbit: I'm really happy to see The Wachowski's continue down the sci-fi route. With Cloud Atlas, Jupiter Ascending, and now Sense8 it seems like they are staying true to their passion and that's admirable.
Source: Netflix

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