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Wachowskis Team With Babylon 5 Creator for New TV Series

Fact From the Vapor of Nuance

Ah, a Netflix produced original content project that I can actually get interested in! (Sorry, Arrested Development, I’ve got nothing against the show but I’m also not in the fandom, so the Excite-O-Meter is not running high.) Andy and Lana Wachowski are teaming with J. Michael Straczynski to bring a ten-episode sci-fi series called Sense8 to Netflix in late 2014.

From the press release:

“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,” said Andy and Lana Wachowski . “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.”

While longrunning sci-fi series Babylon 5 is still probably Straczynski’s most well known work, he also provided the story from which Marvel’s Thor screenplay was created, as well as writing work for Marvel and DC comics on Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, and Superman. Some of his lesser known credits that I feel compelled to mention after scrolling to the bottom of the IMDB page include a Murder, She Wrote TV movie and several episodes of She-Ra.

The press release is tight on what Sense8 will actually be about (though I feel compelled to point out that the title could mean either eight senses or be a “pun” of sorts on the word sensate, which is a fancy adjective that means able to perceive or be perceived). The most we get is “a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted.” With folks like the Wachowskis and Straczynski in charge, however, we might have to wait all te way up to the series’ premier to get an idea of what it’s about!

(via Collider, top pic via Joblo.)

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