Netflix’s Sense8 Is Still In The Writing Phase
Things seem to be moving along fairly slowly with Sense8, the upcoming science fiction project at Netflix.
Netflix announced the show back in March, 2013. The company indicated it would debut in late 2014. It’s not looking like that’s going to happen.
Netflix said in a letter to investors attached to its quarterly earnings release that it is now scheduled for 2015.
Writer J. Michael Straczynski gave an interview ti Zap2it, and indicated that they’re not even finished writing it yet, let alone shooting it (which sounds like will be a monumental task on its own).
“In broad strokes, at this moment, we are almost done with all the scripts and the long process of refining all the different cultures we’re going to be using in the course of the show and making sure the scripts are just tight and really refined. The last scripts should be finalized by the end of [February],” he said. “We start shooting in late June, early July, starting with San Francisco. We’ll be shooting in a number of different countries — the U.S.; London; Berlin; Seoul, South Korea; Iceland; Mexico City; Nairobi and Mumbai, which is amazing.”
“We’re in the process of prepping now, we have location scouts working overtime to find really good places locations for the shoot,” he added. “We have a casting director doing a bunch of casting now, holding auditions, narrowing down our possibilities. It’s going to be a big show and the cool thing about it is no one’s ever done this kind of thing before.”
You can learn more about how ambitious the project is here. To give you an idea, Straczynski has said the Wachowskis (who are the co-creators of the project) are trying to do for television what they did for film with The Matrix.
Straczynski still said Sense8 could debut in either 2014 or 2015, but it seems like the latter is much more likely.
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