Wachowskis to make sci-fi series for Netflix

Mar 27, 2013
This Oct. 24, 2012 file photo shows Co-directors Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski at the Los Angeles premiere of "Cloud Atlas" in Los Angeles. Netflix announced Wednesday that it will stream "Sense8" late next year for subscribers. The series is the first foray into television for Andy and Lana Wachowski, the filmmaking siblings who directed "The Matrix" and last year's "Cloud Atlas." (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision, file)

(AP)—Netflix's newest original series will be science-fiction from the duo behind the "The Matrix" trilogy.

announced Wednesday that it will stream "Sense8" late next year for . The series is the first foray into for Andy and Lana Wachowski, the filmmaking siblings who directed "The Matrix" and last year's "Cloud Atlas."

Netflix called the 10-episode series "a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted." The show runner will be J. Michael Straczynski, creator of "Babylon 5," which aired for five seasons in the 1990s.

Netflix made its biggest splash with an original series last month with the debut of the political thriller "House of Cards," starring Kevin Spacey. This spring, it will premiere the horror series "Hemlock Grove" and the reborn comedy "Arrested Development."

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