In a rare public appearance, Lilly Wachowski appeared at the Television Critics Association panel for her Showtime series “Work in Progress” yesterday where Slashfilm asked her if she is involved in the next “Matrix” film.
Lilly co-created, co-wrote, and co-directed the original trilogy alongside her sister Lana Wachowski, but the pair are seemingly uninvolved in the new take with Lilly confirming she’s not a part of it as she doesn’t have the time with her commitments to her new series: “Well, I’m a little busy at the moment.”
She does, however, support the project in and of itself and wishes the best to those headed back into that world she helped create:
“I like it when stories go out into the world and then come back to you in different ways. I mean, that’s what storytelling is all about. I’m part of a bigger thing. I don’t have any ownership over stuff like that, so whatever story anybody wants to tell, I can’t wait to hear. I hope it’s better than the original.”
There’s not a lot known about what Warners intends to do with the franchise beyond looking into revisiting the property and have hired at least one scribe to work on a story.
Wachowski produces and co-writes “Work in Progress,” she also co-created it with the show’s star Abby McEnany and director Tim Mason. That series, which follows 45-year-old self-identified “fat, queer” woman whose misfortune and despair unexpectedly lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship, premieres December 8th.