Next up from Netflix: The Wachowskis will make ‘Sense8, ‘ a 10-episode sci-fi series


NEW YORK, N.Y. – Netflix’s newest original series will be science-fiction from the duo behind the “The Matrix” trilogy.

Netflix announced Wednesday that it will stream “Sense8” late next year for subscribers. The series is the first foray into television for Andy and Lana Wachowski, the filmmaking siblings who directed “The Matrix” and last year’s “Cloud Atlas.”

Netflix called the 10-episode series “a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted.” The show runner will be J. Michael Straczynski, creator of “Babylon 5,” which aired for five seasons in the 1990s.

Netflix made its biggest splash with an original series last month with the debut of the political thriller “House of Cards,” starring Kevin Spacey. This spring, it will premiere the horror series “Hemlock Grove” and the reborn comedy “Arrested Development.”

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Next up from Netflix: The Wachowskis will make ‘Sense8, ‘ a 10-episode sci-fi series

  1. Yes, that does sound interesting, but I really hope they don’t duplicate the technology and ideas in my new novel, “Primed.”

    “Primed” is a science-fiction thriller exploring the logical conclusion of developmental trends in information and telecommunications technology, resulting in a society where people are interconnected at a sensory level, able to share their experiences, perceptions and coherent thoughts (referred to as ‘nens,’ in the story) directly with others. Since the technology is accessible to the police state this leads to civil rights and privacy violations at the highest imaginable level: thought intrusion, or ‘nen-screening’.

    I don’t particularly want to be having the conversation “Isn’t that just like in Sense8?” at any point in the future, particularly as I’m currently adapting the novel into a screenplay.

    Just for the record, I first published Feb 28 2013, and started the first draft back in March 2012, in case anyone needs to set precedent.

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