‘The Matrix’ Series Planned for HBO Max with Female Lead
According to We Got This Covered, the female-led TV show will closely follow the premise of the very first movie. A young woman will learn that she’s inside the Matrix and she’ll join the fight against the machines. The said character will also be introduced in “The Matrix” 4 to make the series a spinoff of the movies.
Other details of this planned series are still being hashed out. The show will be coming to the streaming platform HBO Max.
It’s unclear if “The Matrix” creator Lana Wachowski will be running the show or if her sister Lilly will also participate. Lana and Lilly created “The Matrix” franchise nearly three decades ago.
“Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now. I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends,” Lana said in announcing the fourth film.
Incidentally, “The Matrix” 4 will introduce actors Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Jonathan Groff and Jessica Henwick to the franchise. Abdul-Mateen II is rumored to be playing Young Morpheus, who was played by Laurence Fishburne in the first trilogy.
“But I’m very excited to do it. A great team and I think there’s going to be a lot of … it’s a very exciting relevant script that I’m honored to be a part of,” the actor said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
Abdul-Mateen II, who also starred in “Aquaman” and “Watchmen” has started training before filming. Reeves has also begun his workout to prepare for work on the set. “The Matrix” 4 has a May 2020 release date.
The original trilogy was a game-changer in film-making with a story that was ahead of its time. It earned a combined $1.6 billion in the box office when it ran in the 1990s until the turn of the century.