The Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski Shopping Secretive TV Series SENSE8

     October 2, 2012


Filmmakers Andy and Lana Wachowski (or “The Wachowski Starship” as they affectionately called themselves at Fantastic Fest) are currently enjoying an overwhelmingly passionate response to recent festival screenings of their adaptation of Cloud Atlas, and now it looks like the Matrix helmers are looking to bring some of their magic to the television world.  Variety reports that the Wachowskis are currently shopping a TV series called Sense8 to multiple outlets.

Details are unsurprisingly under wraps, but the duo have been developing the idea for some time with writer/Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Stracynski so it’s safe to assume that it will likely have some sort of genre element.  The Wachowskis are expected to direct at least a few episodes of the show, and they’re currently looking for a multi-episode order for the hourlong series.  Though details are basically non-existent, the idea of the Wachowski Starship tackling the world of television is incredibly exciting, so hopefully Sense8 finds a home soon.  In addition to preparing for the theatrical release of Cloud Atlas on October 26th, the Wachowskis are also prepping their next directorial feature, Jupiter Ascending with Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis.