LOS ANGELES, March 27 Netflix is teaming up with
the creative force behind "The Matrix" action movie franchise
for a new science fiction series that will be available only to
subscribers of the video streaming service.
"Sense8," a 10-episode series described as a tale of minds
linked and souls hunted, will debut on Netflix in late 2014,
Netflix said in a statement on Wednesday.
"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," directors Andy and Lana
Wachowski said in a statement.
"Sense8" is the siblings' first television project. The
Wachowskis were behind "The Matrix" movie trilogy and films like
"V for Vendetta" and "Speed Racer."
"Sense8" marks the latest foray into original programming by
Netflix, following the Kevin Spacey political drama "House of
Cards." All 13 episodes of "House of Cards" were released
exclusively to Netflix subscribers in February.
The Wachowskis will work with Joe Straczynski, who wrote the
story for the 2011 movie version of "Thor," with whom they said
they share "a love of genre and all things nerdy."