(CHICAGO) – Teamsters Local 727 members already are hard at work on the set of a new sci-fi Netflix series from the makers of “The Matrix.”
“Sense8” is the latest project from the Wachowskis. The 10-episode first season already has begun filming at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios and on location throughout the city. Shooting is expected to wrap in early November.
“One of the great things about online series like this one is that there is no pilot process. Right out of the gate, our members know they’ll be working on 10 episodes of this new show,” said John Coli Jr., President of Local 727. “That’s what we love to see: long-term, steady work – with potential for more seasons and more long-term, steady work.”
Netflix is expected to launch the series, which stars Daryl Hannah and Naveen Andrews (“Lost”), next year. The Wachowskis also filmed another project, “Jupiter Ascending,” in Chicago last year. The movie is slated for a February 2015 release.
“Sense8” is the second Netflix series to shoot in Chicago with Local 727 on the job. Earlier this year, the critically acclaimed series “Orange Is the New Black” filmed an episode on location in the city.