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The Wachowskis Are Making a Netflix Original Series with the Babylon 5 Dude

Science fiction geeks, rejoice!
This time, maybe don't give Tom Hanks ALL THE PARTS.

This time, maybe don’t give Tom Hanks ALL THE PARTS.

After going and getting everyone in America completely obsessed with House of Cards, Netflix continues to build out its schedule of upcoming original content. The latest addition to the docket: Sense8, a science fiction thriller from the creators of The Matrix, the Wachowskis, and the mastermind of Babylon 5, J. Michael Straczvnski.

We don’t even want to think about the budget for this project. With those names, it’s probably the GDP of a small Eastern European nation. HBO-class original programming doesn’t come cheap!

The details are pretty scant so far: Netflix describes the show as a “gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted,” so, unfortunately, it’ll probably be full of the nonsensical New Age mysticism that bogged Cloud Atlas down so badly.

That doesn’t mean we won’t lose an entire weekend watching it, though.

(h/t Vulture)

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