It was one of the anticipated initiatives for this pilot season, however earlier this 12 months, the Babylon 5 reboot was pushed to the 2022-2023 pilot season. And then nothing extra was heard about it. Now, a report from Deadline quotes CW CEO and Chairman Mark Pedowitz who confirms that the reboot continues to be in lively improvement.
Pedowitz defined through the community’s pre-upfront press name, “It is very much in active development, I personally spoke with Straczynski back when we picked up the pilot. I’m a huge fan of Babylon 5, on a personal basis, I’ve seen every episode of the series. I’ve known Joe for a long, long time. I’d love to bring back that story in some shape or form, I think it’s perfect for the CW.”
“Active development” is just not the identical as lively manufacturing, nonetheless. While Straczynski has written what Pedowitz referred to as a “damn good script” in line with the author, manufacturing on that script received’t proceed till the CW inexperienced lights it.
Straczynski defined the state of affairs in a Patreon put up in February. “Calling the [reboot] pilot ‘a damned fine script,’ he said he was taking the highly unusual step of rolling the project and the pilot script into next year, keeping B5 in active development while the dust settles on the [prospective] sale of the CW,” he wrote. “Here’s the bottom line: Yesterday, Babylon 5 was in active development at the CW and Warner Bros. for fall 2022. Today, Babylon 5 is in active development at the CW and Warner Bros. for fall 2023. That is the only difference.”
J. Michael Straczynski is Writing and Executive Producing the Reboot
Who higher than the unique creator of Babylon 5 to jot down the script for the reboot pilot? J. Michael Straczynski has a protracted and profitable profession as a author in Hollywood having written and created exhibits and films for the reason that 80s.
Many think about Babylon 5 to be his finest work, nonetheless, and the present, together with its spinoff Crusade has a cult following. With particular results that have been, on the time, state-of-the-art, Babylon 5 was a visible deal with. And Straczynski’s masterful character work and storytelling made the shoe successful.
The new model of Babylon 5 has been described as a “from-the-ground-up reboot” of the unique sequence. The new model would observe John Sheridan, an Earthforce officer with a mysterious background, who’s assigned to Babylon 5, a five-mile-long area station in impartial area.
The author actively communicates with the followers and solutions their questions concerning the means of getting a present produced. In a current tweet, Straczynski defined why his notion of the place the Babylon 5 reboot was left him snug with the venture nonetheless at CW.
Although he does admire the followers love for his work, in his FAQ about himself, Straczynski has asked for fans to not send him unsolicited ideas about the new show, whether or not it’s casting concepts or plot or character concepts. Or for any of his initiatives. He considers it his primary rule for hanging out with the followers. There have been circumstances up to now the place such unsolicited concepts have brought about issues for productions of sure episodes of the unique Babylon 5 sequence.
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