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Netflix has given a 10-episode season order to Sense8, a sci-fi thriller from filmmakers Andy and Lana Wachowski, and writer-producer J. Michael Straczynski. The series will debut on the streaming service in 2014.
The Wachowskis’ first foray into television, Sense8 is described, rather vaguely, as “a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted.” It’s being produced by Georgeville Television, the studio behind NBC’s upcoming pirate drama Crossbones, in association with Straczynski’s fledgling Studio JMS.
“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,” the Wachowskis said in a statement. “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,” Straczynski said. “Lana, Andy, and I are fans of each other’s creations, and have been looking for something to do together for nearly a decade.”