After successfully squeezing the mega-sized Cloud Atlas
into a single sitting offering (which audiences more or less ignored), the Wachowski siblings are going to work in long form science fiction on a project called Sense8
. They are teaming up with Babylon 5
creator J. Michael Straczynski (who also wrote the first draft of the Ninja Assassin
screenplay which the Wachowski's produced) and online streaming giant Netflix, who recently had a large audience and critical success with the David Fincher/Kevin Spacey collaboration House of Cards. The 10 episode block is to be put online at the tail end of 2014.
Little is actually known on what the series will be, beyond the generalized pull quotes from the siblings and Netflix, "A gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted." and involves "the ways technology simultaneously unites and divides us." If I can speculate, Sense8
implies a teacher/student dynamic, and the Wachowski's have always been interested in gnosticism and martial arts, so this seems like a good guess.
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