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Wachowskis and Straczynski Team For Netflix Thriller Sense8

J. Michael Straczynski 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.”


  • fearitself

    Good, I love Straczynski’s works. As for the Wachowskis: When do they fuck off already? They haven’t made a good movie since the first Matrix. Cloud Atlas flopped horribly, but the morons at Warner Bros already made a release date for their next bomb. The fact these two hacks still get ANY kind of work is beyond me.

  • Mastadge

    I feel almost the opposite. The Wachowskis have a very mixed resume with at least one film I love and at least one film I loathe, but pretty much everything JMS puts his hands on turns to crap. Ninja Assassin? Underworld: Awakening? And so many of his comics are just platforms for him to declare how awesome he is — look at Spider-Man, Fantastic Four . . . not to mention the comics he starts and then just kind of walks away from. Even when he has good ideas (Babylon 5, for instance) his dialogue is often unbearably awful. I will never be able to fathom his ongoing popularity.