Following the successful debut of House of Cards, Netflix has announced another new show, partnering with The Matrix creators the Wachowskis and Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski to bring Sense8 to the video streaming service in "late 2014." Details on the new show are scarce, but today's announcement finally confirms when and where you'll be able to watch the new series, with early reports suggesting its creators were looking to secure a deal with a network.
"A gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted."
Netflix will make all ten episodes of the new science-fiction thriller available instantly. This mirrors the launch of House of Cards, Netflix's second original series, which went on to become its "most-watched" show ever. Sense8 is the second exclusive deal Netflix has secured this year, earlier announcing a partnership with Dreamworks to launch Turbo: F.A.S.T., which will start streaming in December.
With another new series under its belt, Netflix is attempting to lure consumers away from traditional pay TV services and Amazon's own video streaming service. Earlier this week, Amazon revealed it had greenlit the pilot for the TV adaptation of the cult film Zombieland, adding to its growing roster of comedy pilots heading to Amazon Instant Video and LoveFilm.