Straczynski and the Wachowskis Bringing "Sense8" Exclusively to Netflix


Netflix continues its push into original programming with supernatural series Sense8, backed by genre veterans J. Michael Straczynski and Andy and Lana Wachowski.

Sense8, a "gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted," will be coming exclusively to Netflix in late 2014, the company announced today.

Sense8 brings together some of the biggest names in science fiction. The Wachowskis are best known for their work on the Matrix trilogy of big-screen hits. Straczynski's portfolio includes the Babylon 5 TV series as well as the 2011 Thor movie.

Details on the show are hard to come by, but it will involve minds connecting directly to one another across the globe.

"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," said Andy and Lana Wachowski in the Netflix press release. "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."

Netflix gets exclusive distribution rights to the 10-episode first season, while production duties are handled by Georgeville Television and Studio JMS. Netflix tends to publish entire seasons of its original shows, all at once. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.


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