You’ve likely heard the term “Peak TV” floating around of late, expressing the exhaustive amount of must-see series floating around on every platform these days, and Netflix in particular. They’re certainly not going to make it any easier for you either, as Netflix plans 31 original series premieres in 2016, up from this year’s 16.
In the summer of 2013, my wife and I watched the first season of Orange Is the New Black in seven days. In the summer of 2014, we watched the second season of Orange Is the New Black in eight days. This summer, we watched the third season of Orange Is the New Black.
Fans of Netflix’s globe-spanning mindtrip drama Sense8 were put on edge by the fact that the streaming service brought the Wachowski-led series to the recent TCA press tour without news of a Season 2 renewal, but never fear. You, and all seven of your other selves will enjoy a second season of Sense8 in 2016, per the official order.
If the premise of Netflix and the Wachowskis’ upcoming Sense8 series has you confused, you’re not alone. Neither are you alone by the June 5 premiere’s latest round of videos focusing on each individual character, and their awakening to seven other selves. Still confused? Maybe you should just watch.
A few days ago saw our first look at the Wachowski’s mysterious new Netflix series Sense8, though the action-heavy images raised more questions than they answered. Now, the streaming service has released a full trailer for the June premiere, solving some of the mystery with a complement of images as well.
Netflix has added so many new original series prospects in the last few months, we’d almost forgotten the Wachowskis would follow up Jupiter Ascending with the mysterious globe-trotting Sense8, live births and all. Now, the first photos of the series have arrived, looking a bit more John Woo action-style than we’d expected.
Netflix has a major year ahead of it, even after this past weekend’s debut of House of Cards Season 3, and at last we know its summer plans. Not only will Orange is the New Black Season 3 premiere in June, but so too has Netflix set an official premiere date for the Wachowski’s Sense8, and upcoming prequel series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.
I was not a huge fan of the Wachowskis’ ‘Jupiter Ascending.’ But as I said in my review, if there was a longer version of that movie, I would totally watch it. ‘Jupiter’ is an absolute mess, but a lot of it feels messy because it’s so rushed, cramming an entire universe of mythology and dog-men who look like Channing Tatum into a little over two hours. I couldn’t say for certain why the movie is that length, but if I had to guess, I’d imagine that studio executives who invested $175 million in this sci-fi boondoggle didn’t want a three-hour epic, and kindly requested (or sternly demanded) a shorter, zippier movie. The result moves quickly at the expense of any sense of coherence.
In about four hours, I’m seeing ‘Jupiter Ascending,’ the latest film from Andy and Lana Wachowski. I’m beyond excited. I see early responses like “mad, majestic, magnificently overblown” or “legendarily awful” and I get pumped, because I know love it or hate it, I am about to see something. It certainly sounds like the Wachowskis have outdone themselves in the crazy department, which is particularly impressive since these are the Wachowskis we’re talking about, and the baseline for their movies is already pretty nutty.
It's been a good long while since we've heard anything on the development of the Wachowski's forthcoming global Netflix drama 'Sense8,' but with shooting set to begin in recent weeks, the world-spanning cast has finally been revealed. The mysterious 'Sense8' will feature 'LOST' star Naveen Andrews, along with Daryl Hannah and 12 others.