9 Netflix Originals That We Can Look Forward to in 2014
3 Of 9 Orange Is The New Black
Another familiar title, Orange is the New Black will also be returning for its second season in June 6, 2014.
The series follows the story of Piper Kerman, a juice cleansing, whole-food-shopping blonde with a fiancé and soap making start-up. After years of stable “normality,” her jaded drug running past catches up to her, landing her in prison for a year with the very ex-girlfriend that named her to the police. The series manages to be hilarious, terrifying, and devastating all at the same time, while also delving into the subject of sexuality and love in its may forms.
4 Of 9 Sense8
Netflix’s new sci-fi series, Sense8, is set to arrive in late 2014. As the title suggests, the show looks at eight individuals as they develop an eighth sense — telepathy. The characters receive incredible powers and the show will portray how the governments and other citizens will use the powers towards, rather than keeping it hidden or in secret societies.
“We started out at one point talking about how evolution involves creating ever greater circles of empathy: You belong to your family, then you belong to your tribe, then two tribes link up and now you have empathy for your people on this side of the river, and you’re against the people on the other side of the river — on and on through villages, cities, states and nations,” said J. Michael Straczynski, co-creator of Sense8, who worked on Babylon 5 as well. The Wachowskis, known forThe Matrix, worked with him on the series.
“So what if a more literal form of empathy could be triggered in eight individuals around the planet in India, the U.S., London, Mumbai, Nairobi, and elsewhere,” Stracynski queried. If the concept hits home, you may want to tune in when Sense8 hits your Netflix queue. That may be something of a wait though, as it won’t begin filming until the summer of 2014.