Preview: Sense8, by The Wachoswkis’ & J. Michael Straczynski

Gonna get yourself connected …

Curiosity Factor: Interesting!

Ref. Article: Slate’s Culture Blog – The Wachowskis’ New Series, Sense8, may signal a return to Form.

This may a signal back to form, but is it really. Since the first Matrix movie Lana and Andy Wachowski delievered some entertaining, some complex and most of them spectacular action-driven movies.

In this case they collaborate with J. Michael Straczynski to produce a TV show called Sense8.

What do we know so far?

A few days ago the first trailer aired and what we get so far is that it is about 8 people who are somehow connected. First of all they seem to able to communicate, to hear, see and feel what the others do and where they are. This doesn’t end here – the trailer shows also that they are able share abilities and knowledge, especially about fighting skills. The scenes we get are action driven and the dialogues are short – not much is given away about the story. May they be hunted down, what lead to the connection and who do they fight or do they even fight for survival? Questions that will surely – not be answered within the first episode. 😉

What is there to be expected?

Does it look promising? Yes, it kinda does, the combination of the visual effects, the Wachowskis are famous for and J. Michael Straczynskis storytelling is something that can be craved for. Funny thing is, that J. Michael Straczynski is mentioned in the Trailer as being famously known for his script of Changeling, a movie by Clint Eastwood, starring Angelina Jolie in a heart breaking and wonderful told story about a mother who loses her child. Don’t get me wrong – I love this movie – but it feels odd to connect him with this to promote this upcoming TV show. He – being famous for Shows like Babylon 5 and Superhero stories like Rising Stars.

According to what we get so far I expect a thrilling action-driven first episode where each character still has it’s place. From this point on – further into the first season – I desperately hope for more character- and story-driven episodes.

Sense8 will be released on 5th of June via Netflix. Have fun and enjoy.


IMDB – Sense8
Wikipedia – Sense8

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