The secret battle against cyborgs kicks off with 2019 ‘The Matrix’ TV prequel

Written by By Sari Horwitz, CNN “Woo, look at your bizarre paperclips. Xo” That was the line delivered by Keanu Reeves’ cyborg Neo, in the 1999 blockbuster “The Matrix.” And it set the tone…

The secret battle against cyborgs kicks off with 2019 'The Matrix' TV prequel

Written by By Sari Horwitz, CNN

“Woo, look at your bizarre paperclips. Xo”

That was the line delivered by Keanu Reeves’ cyborg Neo, in the 1999 blockbuster “The Matrix.” And it set the tone for the franchise, which portrayed humanity’s perfect brain as eventually annihilated as technology.

The trilogy that began with 1999’s “The Matrix Revolutions” and ended in 2003’s “The Matrix Reloaded” followed Neo’s epic journey through the machine world to regain his humanity. And now, 20 years later, it’s set to return.

“The Matrix Resurrections” will revolve around a new lead character, Alpha, revealed in the trailer released on the internet Tuesday. “I’m Omega,” he told the team of Agents.

Keanu Reeves, who won an Oscar for his role in “The Matrix” films, is reuniting with his co-stars in the newest prequel series, “The Matrix Resurrections,” airing in April 2020. Credit: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. via AP Images

The series will stream on the streaming service Rakuten Voyage. Fans can follow Morgan, played by one of the six original co-stars of the series, Carrie-Anne Moss, and her gang on missions to save “the people” in the timeline from becoming “an ideology of peaceful rebellion against the machines.”

Moss told Entertainment Weekly that the role was part of her “retirement,” as she’s now played just about every major character in pop culture. But, she said, joining the cast of a prequel “felt like a little piece of magic again.”

“I think we were all when we first went to lunch and saw the storyboards of the computer world,” Moss told EW. “I think we felt that magic, that awe, that wonder that, you know, people get when they go to a Disneyland or a Disney World.”

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