We only have one new addition to Netflix today. But it looks like an interesting one! It's called Sense8 and it's a Netflix original series — and their very first foray into sci-fi territory.
It tells the story of eight strangers from different parts of the world, who, in the aftermath of a tragic death, find themselves mentally and emotionally connected — "an evolutionary leap of technological origin". While trying to figure out what this means and why it's occurred, a powerful man named Jonas (Sayid, from Lost) will try to bring the 8 people together. Simultaneously, another stranger called Mr. Whispers and his organization will attempt to capture and kill them. Each episode will focus on one character and their story.
What makes this interesting is that it's written and produced by Babylon 5 creator, J. Michael Straczynski, and the artists formerly known as the Wachowski Brothers. The latter now known simply as "The Wachowski's", following Larry's Wachowski's gender transition into "Lana" Wachowski (yeah, that happened).
Who knows what to expect, really. But Babylon 5 has gone down as a cult classic and we all know the impact that the Wachowski's The Matrix left. So hopefully that bodes well for this series.
Then again, these are the same people who brought us The Matrix trilogies and Speedracer. So I suppose it could go either way.
All 12 episodes launch today!