The success of House of Cards has encouraged Netflix to expand its original content offerings. And next up for the streaming content service will be a sci-fi series called Sense8.
The show is being developed under the guidance of the Wachowskis, who are responsible for smash hits like the Matrix series of films, V for Vendetta, Cloud Atlas and Speed Racer, as well as J. Michael Straczynski, the prolific TV and comic book writer who gave us Babylon Five and had a long run on Spider-Man
The series marks the first entry into TV for the Wachowskis.
With Sense8, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos explained that the Wachowskis and Straczynski are some of the most popular content creators on the Netflix Instant platform. “Their incredible creations are favorites of Netflix members globally and we can’t wait to bring Sense8 to life.”
Sense8 is being produced by Georgeville Television in association with Studio JMS. According to the release, the series is “a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted.” It will debut on Netflix in 2014.