Netflix just released the first trailer for Sense8, its new series from the Wachowskis that drops June 5 and may or may not feature a live birth. Here’s how the series was described when details started emerging in June of last year.
“The series follows eight characters around the world who, in the aftermath of a tragic death, find themselves linked to each other mentally and emotionally. They can not only see and talk to each other as though they were in the same place, they have access to each other’s deepest secrets. Not only must they figure out what happened and why and what it means for the future of humanity, they must do so while being hunted by an organization out to capture, kill or vivisect them.”
As you can see from the trailer, the series looks visually striking. That’s never the problem with a Wachowskis project, though. The problem, when they run into one, is usually the, uh, other stuff. (Industry term.) Please see Vince’s review of Jupiter Ascending for reference. Or just see Jupiter Ascending. Or Speed Racer. Or don’t see either of them. Probably that last one.
This is a new project and a new original idea, and it certainly looks intriguing and shoot-y from the trailer, so who knows, right? Could be good. And even if it isn’t, it’s already given us this publicity photo, which should provide the world with Photoshop gold in 3… 2… 1…