The Wachowskis are known for their expansive, humanist storylines — like the upcoming Cloud Atlas, an interwoven tale starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry that shows how one life is impacted by another throughout the past, present and future. The film received wildly positive praise from critics during an early screening at Austin’s Fantastic Fest. Now comes news that the sibling directors are developing a TV show with Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski. Variety says a deal for Sense8 is still being shopped around. Details are scarce, but the goal is a multi-episode order. It’s an exciting jump for sci-fi fans, and will even see The Matrix filmmakers directing several episodes. We’ll bring you more as we get it, but is it safe to assume the project will feature awe-inspiring visuals, genre humor, and space odyssey-style thrills? Cloud Atlas opens in theaters October 26th.
Written by Alison Nastasi