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JM Straczynski is writing and exec producing, what has been described as a “from-the-ground-up reboot” of the 1990s series by Warner Bros. Television, Babylon 5. The new version would follow John Sheridan, an Earthforce officer with a mysterious background, who is assigned to Babylon 5, that serves as a United Nations / New York City style space station.
After the huge slate of CW original show that went to the chopping block over the past few weeks, and the fact that the CW is being shopped around to be offloaded by the parent companies, I just don’t have much faith in reports about what is actually happening. B5.2 was originally slated for autumn of 2022, now it’s been pushed to autumn of 2023. Sure, the pandemic has slowed everything down, but development shouldn’t be one of those things affected. I hope it does, but I am not going to hold my breath.
With so many so the original players having “gone beyond the rim”, if the series does actually see a release, I would love to see some nods to the old cast who have since passed on. Those who still are with us and willing should be asked to join just out of general principle, perhaps in opposite roles to those they played in the original.