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Arclight announced today it would be launching sales on World War I drama The Angel Makers, with Christina Hendricks, Emily Watson, Abbie Cornish, Max Riemelt And David Cross all in the cast. Jon Amiel directs the story, set in the Yorkshire Moors in 1917. Survival is key when the men leave to join the allied fight in France, leaving their wives to maintain the farms. At their disposal, an internment camp of German POWs, all too happy to offer up their services, ignite an… »
As you may know if you watched the first season, the birthday of the eight linked characters on Netflix’s drama Sens8 is a pivotal moment in the plot. So it seems appropriate that the streaming service took that date – August 8 – to announce that the show had been renewed for a second batch of episodes. Hmmm, what to wish for? #sense8 https://t.co/L5z1mcPovB— Sense8 (@sense8) August 8, 2015Originally created by Lana and Andy Wachowski and sci-fi stalwart J. Michael Straczynski, Sens8 chronicled eight connected characters, known as Sensates, from all over the world who had to figure out this mysterious link between their minds and what it meant for them and the future of humanity. And manage all that while also dealing with their own personal dramas and battling a nefarious force looking to do them harm.With Brian J. Smith, Tuppence Middleton, Jamie Clayton, Miguel Angel Silvestre, »
It's official! Sense8 has been renewed for Season 2 on Netflix. The cast of this sci-fi thriller jumped on Twitter this morning to make the announcement with a special 'birthday' video. The show comes from J. Michael Straczynski, working alongside the 'Wachowski Starship', other wise known as The Matrix trilogy creators Andy Wachowski and his brother-turned-sister Lana Wachowski.
The fate of the series was looking quite uncertain. Some fans had abandoned the series early, not finishing all of the episodes. But those who stuck through to the end were rewarded with one of the greatest modern sci-fi shows ever attempted. And that buzz slowly but surely brought back viewers who'd left, or those who simply weren't interested in it in the first place. Sense8 is considered a success for the 'Wachowski Starship'. They have had a string of commercial bombs at the box office over the past few years, including 2008's Speed Racer, »
Netflix has announced that it has renewed the sci-fi drama Sense8 for a second season, posting the following cast video to Twitter to break the news…
Birthdays are just the beginning. #sense8 is reborn. https://t.co/tmMV66gKhm
— Netflix Us (@netflix) August 8, 2015
Created by Andy and Lana Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski, Sense8 revoles around a group of eight strangers from around the world, who suddenly find themselves mentally and emotionally linked. Featuring in the cast are Brian J. Smith, Tuppence Middleton, Aml Ameen, Bae Doona, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Tena Desae, Max Riemelt, Jamie Clayton, Daryl Hannah, Freema Agyeman, Joe Pantoliano and Naveen Andrews.
- Gary Collinson
Read More: Review: Why 'Sense8' Season 1 Is Netflix's Most Baffling Series Yet The eight sensates of "Sense8" will be available today from 1-1:45pm Pt to answer fan questions via Google Hangouts in a moderated virtual roundtable. The cast of Netflix's original drama will be video dialing in from around the world to participate in a fittingly global conversation, ready to dish on their characters and hopefully on where they're headed next. Aml Ameen (Capheus), Doona Bae (Sun), Jamie Clayton (Nomi), Tina Desai (Kala), Tuppence Middleton (Riley), Max Riemelt (Wolfgang), Miguel Angel Silvestre (Lito) and Brian J. Smith (Will) are all set to participate in the stream. Tune in above. Read More: 'Sense8' Co-Creator J. Michael Straczynski on How Netflix's Show Changed Him, and Could Change Television »
- Jessica Cariaga
The novel is seen through Kelly.s eyes, scribbling his narrative on scraps of paper in semi-literate but descriptive prose as he fled from the police.
To his pursuers, Kelly was a monstrous criminal, a thief and a murderer. To many ordinary Australians, the bushranger was a hero, defying the authority of the English to control their lives.
Joe Penhall was listed as the writer when the project received development funding from Screen Australia.
- Don Groves
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: June 8, 2015 -- present
Series status: Has not been cancelled
Performers include: Aml Ameen, Alfonso Herrera, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton, Max Riemelt, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Brian J. Smith, Freema Agyeman, Terrence Mann, Anupam Kher, Naveen Andrews, and Daryl Hannah.
TV show description:
This science-fiction series follows a group of strangers from different cultures and parts of the world. They are all the same age and shre the same birthday.
They all experience a tragic death through dreams or visions and then find themselves growing mentally and emotionally connected. Confused, they try to figure out how the connection happened and what it means.
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We take a look at the Wachowski's latest outing, the Netflix sci-fi drama Sense8. Spoilers lie ahead...
This is a spoiler-y review.
A collaboration between the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski sounded almost too good to be true, but Netflix delivered last Friday with the release of the entire first season of Sense8. If Daredevil gave genre fans an incentive to subscribe to Netflix, Sense8 gave them a reason to stick around.
The first season of Sense8 may not pack the same entertainment power as Daredevil, but Sense8’s long drawn – some might even say overdrawn – character-driven moments and slowly unfolding plot make the series almost as worthy of binge watching.
The premise of the series sounds like rehash of material that has already been seen countless times in genre fiction over the past three decades. Who has any interest left for yet another psychic powers story? Yet, from its first moment, »
Co-exec-produced by The Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski (Murder, She Wrote, Babylon 5), the mysterious drama — which hit the streaming giant on Friday — centers on eight individuals across the globe who are connected by a strange vision.
Before we get your thoughts on the series premiere, here’s a brief recap of what went down in the debut hour:
RelatedSense8: 3 Intriguing Clues About Netflix’s Genre-Defying »
Coming to Netflix from tomorrow (Friday 5th June), pretty much everywhere we believe, is the new 12-episode season of the Wachowski‘s Sense8, which revolves around the lives of eight people from all over the planet.
We have a final minute-long arty trailer for the show, which you’ll be able to watch in our player below. First though, here’s the official blurb about the show.
From the unparalleled creative minds of The Wachowskis (“The Matrix” trilogy,?“Cloud Atlas”) and J. Michael Straczynski (Clint Eastwood’s “Changeling,” “World War Z”), as well as executive producer Grant Hill (“The Matrix” trilogy, “Cloud Atlas”), Sense8 is a gripping story of eight people from around the world whose lives are suddenly and inexplicably connected in a fight for their own survival. »
- Paul Heath
"Sense8" is a show that could only exist on Netflix (or another streaming service like it), because no human would have the patience to watch it weekly. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. Among its originals, Netflix has some great shows ("Orange Is the New Black" and "BoJack Horseman," to name two) and some lesser ones, but good or bad, the Netflix series only occasionally seem made with the Netflix distribution model in mind. Though they have serialized elements, most of them are structured in the exact same way as their counterparts that air in a traditional pattern on cable or broadcast TV. (Ditto most of Amazon's originals.) Previous attempts to design shows explicitly for the streaming/binge world — like Mitch Hurwitz's aborted plan to make "Arrested Development" season 4 viewable in any order — haven't worked out, and I'm still waiting for someone to find a way to explicitly »
- Alan Sepinwall
As the Wachowskis’ Sense8 arrives on Netflix, Ryan checks out the first three episodes of this complex sci-fi drama...
Ever since they first beseiged the box-office in 1999, the Wachowskis have specialised in larger-than-life, bombastic images: Keanu Reeves ducking a bullet in beautiful slow-motion in The Matrix, the high-octane psychedelia of Speed Racer and the weird sight of a wolf-eared Channing Tatum flying through the air on jet boots in this year’s Jupiter Ascending.
Yet Sense8 begins not with a bang but with the image of Daryl Hannah writhing about on a fusty mattress. It’s the first in a collection of incongruous sequences which, like a mosaic, gradually come together to form a more intelligible image.
Sense8 is another coup for Netflix after the success of such envelope-pushing shows as Orange Is The New Black and Daredevil. It pairs the Wachowski siblings with J Michael Straczynski, the veteran of »
We got a full trailer earlier this month [watch it here], and now Netflix has released a series of character promos for the eight people “whose lives are suddenly and inexplicably connected in a fight for their own survival” in Sense8, the new series from Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix) and J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5). Check them out here…
Sense8 is set to land on Netflix on June 5th, with a cast that includes Brian J. Smith, Tuppence Middleton, Aml Ameen, Bae Doona, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Tena Desae, Max Riemelt, Jamie Clayton, Daryl Hannah, Freema Agyeman, Joe Pantoliano and Naveen Andrews.
- Gary Collinson
For those not too jaded by a Wachowski sibling project after Jupiter Ascending, their new series, Sense8, is debuting its 12 episodes on Netflix in just a few days (June 5th, to be exact). The series follows 8 individuals from all over the world, who become linked as “sensates” (puns!) both mentally and emotionally. They can access each other’s knowledge, language, and skills, but also each other’s deepest secrets. In the new character trailers below, a little 8 in the corner marks the moment that character becomes connected to another sensate. As they are told, “you are no longer just you, you have 7 other selves.” Naveen Andrews’ character does not seem to be on the 8 though, but some sort of a guide. But what is the end game? And what is this connection supposed to help them do? [caption id="attachment_463145" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via Murray Close/Netflix[/caption] You can learn more about each of »
- Allison Keene
The thorny subject of German historical memory binds the characters in Barbet Schroeder’s “Amnesia,” a thoughtful, sensitive character study that reps a minor-key comeback for the veteran Swiss filmmaker, helming his first theatrical feature since the critically and commercially drubbed “Inju” in 2008. This low-budget passion project — a second career reboot of sorts, following the director’s acclaimed “Our Lady of the Assassins” in 2000 — also serves as a homecoming for Schroeder, returning him to the Ibiza location of his 1969 debut feature, the druggie classic “More,” and to a story inspired by events in the life of his own mother. The result is a leisurely paced, talky two-hander that always has its heart in the right place, even when its dramatic engines aren’t running at full blast. Older arthouse audiences of the “Woman in Gold” persuasion could take to this, despite the lack of marquee names.
Like Schroeder’s own mother, »
- Scott Foundas
Melanie Joosten was eight and living in Ballarat when the Berlin Wall fell. Some 14 years later while backpacking through Europe she visited the city.
That made such an impression on the Melbourne author she entitled her debut novel Berlin Syndrome, a tale of obsessive love.
Screen Australia and Film Victoria are investing in the psychological thriller and shooting is due to begin in Berlin and Australia in the second half of this year, with Staniford producing and Fielder as an Ep. Shortland cast Teresa Palmer as Claire, an Australian photographer who meets a Berliner named »
- Don Groves
Simon Baker will make his feature directing debut, Matchbox Pictures will adapt another Christos Tsiolkas. novel for the ABC and Endemol Australia will produce a female-driven drama for the Nine Network in projects funded by Screen Australia.
In total Screen Australia is investing $13.4 million in 12 film and television projects which will trigger production worth $64.3 million.
Arclight is pitching the 1970s-set project to prospective buyers at the Cannes Film Market. The novel focusses on two teenagers, »
- Don Groves
Netflix has revealed the first look at the anticipated sci-fi Sense8 with a trailer and images for the original series, which has been co-created by the Wachowskis (The Matrix, Jupiter Ascending) along with writer J. Michael Straczynski (World War Z) and Grant Hill, who worked with the siblings on both The Matrix Trilogy and Cloud Atlas.
Sense8 “is a gripping story of eight people from around the world whose lives are suddenly and inexplicably connected in a fight for their own survival.”
Featuring in the show are Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill), Naveen Andrews (Lost), Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who), and Joe Pantoliano (The Matrix), alongside Jamie Clayton, Brian J. Smith, Tuppence Middleton, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Tina Desai, Doona Bae, Aml Ameen and Max Riemelt.
Sense8 debuts on Netflix on June 5th.
- Scott J. Davis
Netflix released the official trailer for its new thriller series, “Sense8,” on Thursday ahead of its June 5 premiere. The sci-fi show is about eight strangers around the world who are suddenly mentally linked to one another. One moment puts them into each other’s lives, secrets, and dangers. The trailer reveals pain and pleasure as each of the character’s suddenly have seven other selves. Also Read: Wachowskis' 'Sense8' Gets 10-Episode Netflix Order The 12-episode series features “Lost” alum Naveen Andrews, as well as Jamie Clayton, Max Riemelt and Jeronimo Best. “Do you know what it means to be reborn as Sensate? »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Lana and Andy Wachowski are about to branch out into a new medium, and anticipation is high as audiences ponder whether their particular brand of storytelling might fare better on the streaming platform Netflix than in cinemas. Since the mixed reactions to 2012’s Cloud Atlas, and the undeniable disappointment of the recent Jupiter Ascending, the heady days of The Matrix brilliance seem increasingly to be a fading memory. For this reason, the arrival of the first trailer for Sense8 is a significant development.
Woven together with a seemingly omnipresent Naveen Andrews, we find eight characters suddenly and inexplicably linked through their own senses. Executive producer Grant Hill outlined the premise of the series to Games Radar.
“At its heart it’s a drama, it’s love stories, it’s contemporary, so it doesn’t have that futuristic element. It has this one basic conceit, which is very much the core »
- Sarah Myles
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