“Both collaborative and challenging.” Straczynski on Sense8
J. Michael Straczynski discusses social issues in a sci-fi setting, collaborating with the Wachowskis, screenwriting formulae, and relying on your gut.
The second part of a very interesting interview with JMS. Talking about Sense8 and writing screen scripts.
JMS about writing Sense8
“We were both into the idea that politically and culturally, we’re divided as never before. We are being marginalised and factionalised and tribalised to within an inch of our lives. There was no show, no entity, no politician saying that we are better together than we are apart. (…)
The further empathy increases to a national level and onward out from there, the more civilisation grows. Empathy is right now under attack and which is why civilisation is starting to fall back downward again. We wanted to do a show which is about that which is best in the human heart.”
Just the thing we need these days.