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Expansive Featurette: Sense8 Cast Talks Season Two!

Sense8 – (l-r) Tina Desae, Max Riemelt, Tuppence Middleton, Tony Onwumere, Doona Bae, Brian J. Smith – Photo courtesy of Netflix

Now that the stage has been set, Sense8 gets down to storytelling in season two. Netflix has just released a behind-the-scenes video with the cast talking about the show’s growth in season two.

Season two of Sense8 is now streaming on Netflix.

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Video: The Wachowskis’ Sense8: Meet The Eight!

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In Sense8, the new Netflix series from The Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski, eight people is different parts of the world somehow become joined on some new level – experiencing each other’s lives, emotions, memories. They can communicate with each other and even access each other’s skills.

Complications ensue.

Meet Will, Wolfgang, Riley, Sun, Lito, Capheus, Nomi and Kala after the jump. Sense8 premieres on Netflix on June 5th.
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Mind-Expanding Trailer: Sense8!

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Sense8 is the newest genre series from Netflix. Created by The Wachoswkis (The Matrix, Cloud Atlas) and J” Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, World War Z), it’s a mind-boggling concept.

Eight people in eight scattered parts of the world suddenly find themselves locked into each other’s minds – not one by one, but all at once! Eight minds, eight souls, eight secrets – each now has the knowledge, talents and skills of the others. Unfortunately, they now also all share the same extreme danger.

Sense8 premieres on Netflix on June 5th. Check out the trailer after the jump.

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DVD: So Long Stargate Universe; Welcome Home Season 2!

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After spawning two series that ran for a combined fifteen years – and two straight-to-video movies – the Stargate franchise, Stargate Universe, got canceled just as it was beginning to peak. The season two DVD set contains the final episodes of the series, along with a host of extras and a look at why the show ended on the note it did.

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Television: Syfy Channel Has Begun Production on ‘Back Door Pilot’ Red Faction: Origins

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As war erupts on Mars, a rebel leader’s two children find themselves fighting on opposite sides of the conflict.

 

More and more studios and networks have been turning to video games to find fodder for movies and television series that will appeal to the ‘synth world’ generation. So it’s no surprise that The Syfy Channel has begun production on a ‘back door pilot’ for a new television series based on the video game, Red Faction.

According to Alan Seiffert of Syfy, “It is the kind of content that fits our genre, it is a great fit for a big Syfy Saturday movie, and if it really works, it is a great back-door pilot.” Seiffert also believes that there is plenty of room for SyFy to expand its relationship with the Red Faction video game even further.

THQ’s, which produces the Red Faction video games agrees with Syfy.  THQ Core VP, Danny Bilson  has stated that the Red Faction TV film is part of “the most robust trans-media plays anybody’s ever seen in the games business.”

Red Faction: Origins began principle production on January 17, 2011 and stars Robert Patrick and Brian J. Smith.  SyFy has set a tentative air date as sometime in March, 2011.

TELEVISION: Stargate Universe: Four More Cast Members Announced!

SCI FI Channel has announced Justin Louis, David Blue, Brian J. Smith and Jamil Walker Smith will join the cast of the highly anticipated new original series Stargate Universe. The four will enlist alongside Robert Carlyle (Dr. Nicholas Rush) in the latest adventure in the Stargate franchise produced by MGM television. Production will begin in Vancouver in February 2009 with an eye toward a fall ‘09 premiere.

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Edgier and younger in tone than the two previous series, SGU follows a band of soldiers, scientists and civilians, who must fend for themselves as they are forced through a Stargate when their hidden base comes under attack. The desperate survivors emerge aboard an ancient ship, which is locked on an unknown course and unable to return to Earth.

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