Original series creator J. Michael Straczynski stated, “Mark said the reboot pilot was great and that he would keep the project in active development until next year while the possibility of selling the CW is defined.”
Straczynski will write the script for the new version, in addition to serving as executive producer.
“The plot will follow John Sheridan, an Earth Force officer with a mysterious background, who is assigned to Babylon 5, a five-mile-long space station in neutral space. Babylon 5 serves as a port of call for travelers, smugglers, corporate explorers and foreign diplomats in a time of uneasy peace and the constant threat of war. Sheridan’s arrival triggers a fate beyond anything he could have imagined, when an exploration company from Earth accidentally sparks a conflict with a civilization a million years ahead of us, putting him and the rest of the B5 crew on the line. fire as the only hope for the survival of the human race.”
Warner Bros. Television is behind the development of the project.
The original series, which debuted in 1993, ran for five seasons. Subsequently, the rich universe of production gained continuity in the ‘Crusade’ series, spin-off films, books, short stories and DC comics.
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