Netflix has announced the premiere date for their upcoming sci fi series Sense8 which comes from the Wachowski brothers (The Matrix, Cloud Atlas) and J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5). June 5th is the launch date for the series and the full twelve episode first season should be available that day if Netflix follows its usual release pattern. Following is the official (if brief) description of the series:
One gunshot, one death, one moment out of time that irrevocably links eight minds in disparate parts of the world, putting them in each other’s lives, each other’s secrets, and in terrible danger. Ordinary people suddenly reborn as “Sensates.”
Also, yesterday Syfy made some announcements for its Spring schedule which includes the premiere of its new fantasy series Olympus. That show will air on Thursdays at 10 PM EST (after wrestling) and will have its debut on April 2nd. Following is the official description of the series:
Olympus is a mythological drama series which will take viewers into the action-packed world of humans, Gods and monsters over the course of 13 episodes.
Olympus tells the story of how a few brave men and women banished the Gods to the realm of the unconscious – a place they called the Underworld or the Kingdom of Hades. The series follows the protagonist as he seeks the truth about his past, which may be intertwined with the Gods themselves.
In addition to that entry, Syfy has scheduled the return dates for Canadian imports Bitten and Lost Girl. The former series is back for its second season on Friday April 17th and will air at 9 PM EST after its two hour premiere. The latter series is back for its fifth and final season, airing at 10 PM EST on Fridays starting the same night. There was no word on part two of Haven‘s 5th season, though, so apparently that one will be pushed to Summer or perhaps Fall (Syfy’s site continues to indicate a 2015 return). That series slipped to all-time lows during the first half of its 5th season, so it’s not impossible that the network might try to burn-off the second half episodes as scheduling allows. However, William Shatner will be jumping onboard in a recurring role, so maybe they are still trying to breath some life back into the series.