‘Babylon 5’ will be rebooted by the creator of the original series


So… Babylon 6?

For the first time since the early 2000s, Babylon 5 returns to television. The series would have a new show from its original creator, J. Michael Straczynski. His first Babylon 5 Aired in syndication and on TNT for five years until the mid to late 1990s, and earned a reputation as one of the greatest science fiction shows of its time.

By variety, the new Babylon 5 will be a ‘reboot from scratch’ of the previous series with its premise:

John Sheridan, an Earthforce officer with a mysterious background, is assigned to Babylon 5, a five-mile-long space station in neutral space, a port of call for travelers, smugglers, corporate explorers and alien diplomats at a time of precarious peace and the constant threat of war. His arrival sparks a fate beyond anything he could have imagined, as an exploratory venture of Earth accidentally sets off a conflict with a civilization a million years before us, putting Sheridan and the rest of the B5 crew. in the sights as the last, the best hope for the survival of the human race.

They also note that to date none of the Babylon 5 the cast are confirmed to appear in the series. (Sheridan was previously played by Bruce Boxleitner.)

While Babylon 5 was a staple of syndication for most of its first broadcast on TV, this new iteration is in development for airing on The CW. Straczynski has already expanded the universe of Babylon 5 featuring novels, comics, TV movies, merchandise and assorted games, and a season of a back-to-back series titled Crusade. He also worked on Sens8, and wrote a famous run on Marvel comics like Thor and The Amazing Spider-Man. While he’s in charge, that’s pretty exciting news for Babylon 5 Fans.

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