Netflix has picked up Georgeville Television's Sense8, the new sci-fi drama project from Andy and Lana Wachowski, and veteran show runner J. Michael Straczynski.
The streaming service will debut the 10-episode first season in late 2014. Netflix describes the series as "a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted."
The Wachowski siblings are best known for directing The Matrix trilogy and more recently, Cloud Atlas. Sense8 marks their first television project.
"Andy and Lana Wachowski and Joe Straczynski are among the most imaginative writers and gifted visual storytellers of our time," said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos. "Their incredible creations are favorites of Netflix members globally and we can't wait to bringSense8 to life."
Sense8 is being produced by Georgeville Television, in association with Studio JMS. Marc Rosen, Motion Picture Capital's Leon Clarance and producer Deepak Nayar will serve as executive producers. Sense8 is Georgeville Television's second TV series in development, joining the upcoming NBC pirate drama Crossbones.