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The Wachowski Siblings Getting Into TV With Small Screen Project 'Sense8'

Photo of Alison Willmore By Alison Willmore | Indiewire October 2, 2012 at 4:01PM

With their sci-fi epic "Cloud Atlas" (co-directed by Tom Tykwer) opening in theaters at the end of this month, Andy and Lana Wachowski are, for their next project, looking at something for smaller screen -- if not necessarily on a smaller scale.
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The Wachowskis' 'Cloud Atlas' opens in US theaters on October 26
Warner Bros. The Wachowskis' 'Cloud Atlas' opens in US theaters on October 26

With their sci-fi epic "Cloud Atlas" (co-directed by Tom Tykwer) opening in theaters at the end of this month, Andy and Lana Wachowski are, for their next project, looking at something for smaller screen -- if not necessarily on a smaller scale.

According to Variety, the siblings are shopping around "Sense8," an hour-long TV series made with Georgeville Television and with a central concept that's only described as "a closely guarded secret."

The Wachowskis have been working on "Sense8" for years, developing the series with "Babylon 5" creator J. Michael Straczynski, who'll serve as showrunner -- the filmmaking pair are expected to direct some of the episodes, and are looking for a multiple episode pick-up for the series, which will be their first TV venture. 

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Straczynski has plenty of projects in the works --in July, he landed vampire series "Vlad Dracula" in development at Starz. While "Sense8" will represent a new medium for the Wachowskis, they've built stories around different platforms before, with both comic book and video game extensions of "The Matrix," its sequels and universe.

This article is related to: Television, TV News, The Wachowskis, Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, J. Michael Straczynski, Sense8