The Wachowskis Talk Netflix Series SENSE8; Will Include Psychic Orgies and Live Births

     February 3, 2015


While doing press for their new movie Jupiter Ascending, the Wachowski Siblings took some time to talk about their upcoming Netflix series Sense8.  As we previously reported, the show filmed worldwide with locations in U.K., Seoul, Mumbai, Nairobi, Berlin, Mexico City, San Francisco and Chicago.  Additionally, the plot focuses on eight people scattered around the globe who are connected by a shared violent vision.

TV Line also provided this information last January:

Each episode will follow the characters’ separate stories, with one entity attempting to unite them while another tries to kill them.

Here’s a look at the cast of characters: “a closeted Mexican telenovela hunk, an Icelandic party girl, a German safe-cracker, a Korean businesswoman, an African bus driver and a transgender American blogger. Perhaps most intriguing, though, are Jonas, an apparently magic African-American who appears to all of the “visionaries,” and his evil counterpart, Mr. Whispers.”

It turns out this was only the tip of the insane iceberg.

Speaking to io9, the Wachowskis added Reykjavík, Iceland to their list of locations, and specified London as their U.K. location.  Presumably, there’s one person for each location plus a couple more locations that will be used for other purposes.

jupiter-ascending-image-lana-wachowski-andy-wachowski-2The Wachowskis explained that while the series can be categorized as sci-fi, “it’s more about humanity. It’s about everything.”  Good to know they’ve really narrowed it down.

So what does “everything” include?

Lana: We told Netflix we were like, “We’re only interested in doing this. It’s going to be so hard, it’s not very much money. We’re only interested in it if we can do anything. And I mean anything. Like crazy psychic orgies with all sorts of different bodies.” And they were like, “Yeah sure, cool great.”

Andy: We have live births.

Lana: Live births even.

Andy: Babies coming out of vaginas.

What? No.

Andy: Yes. Tune in. In May, you’ll see.

I will say that “babies coming out of vaginas” isn’t super-weird because that’s typically how babies make their entrance into out world.

I’m more interested in the “crazy psychic orgies with all sorts of different bodies,” since that’s slightly more unusual.

Even though Jupiter Ascending is already getting mixed-to-negative reviews, I don’t care.  I’m still excited to see it tonight, and I’m excited for anything the Wachowskis are going to do.  I don’t know what lies ahead for other Netflix series, but I’m assuming House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black won’t have live births and psychic orgies.