Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski is asking on followers for his or her assist in attempting to get the sequence’ reboot made. The CW introduced the Babylon 5 reboot in 2021, however that was earlier than the Warner Bros. Discovery merger and the following sale of The CW to Nexstar Media Group. Previously, The CW confirmed that the venture continues to be alive, however its ultimate destiny will apparently be determined quickly. Yesterday, he tweeted that, “It’s by no means been my strategy to ask B5 followers and followers for a stable on behalf of the present. Because I really feel it is my function, and the function of the present, to be in service to you, not the opposite method round. But tomorrow, for the primary time in 22 years, I’ll ask.”
Today, he requested followers to indicate their help for the Babylon 5 reboot on social media by tweeting about it in an try and sway Warner Bros. Television’s ultimate determination. “The destiny of the #Babylon5 pilot could also be determined finish of this month,” Straczynski tweeted at present. “Though a lot of @TheCW was purchased by @NXSTMediaGroup the choice additionally rests closely with @WarnerbrosTV. If followers need to present their help for B5 & allow them to know you need this to occur, now’s the time #B5onCWin23.”
The destiny of the #Babylon5 pilot could also be determined finish of this month. Though a lot of @TheCW was purchased by @NXSTMediaGroup the choice additionally rests closely with @WarnerbrosTV. If followers need to present their help for B5 & allow them to know you need this to occur, now’s the time #B5onCWin23 pic.twitter.com/eDbz4sKtf5
— J. Michael Straczynski (@straczynski) September 19, 2022
Babylon 5 has a devoted fan following that was happy to see the sequence lastly dropped at streaming on HBO Max, with some minor touchups. They are, in fact, displaying their help for the reboot on social media, however whether or not that can be sufficient to get the brand new pilot made stays to be seen.
In February, Straczynski mentioned that the Babylon 5 reboot was in energetic growth at The CW for 2023, with The CW chairman/CEO Mike Pedowitz nonetheless on board with the concept. “I ought to point out that Mark is a good man and a long-time fan of B5,” Straczynski wrote on Patreon. “He labored for Warners when the present was first airing. Calling the [reboot] pilot a ‘damned positive script,’ he mentioned he was taking the extremely uncommon step of rolling the venture and the pilot script into subsequent yr, preserving B5 in energetic growth whereas the mud settles on the [prospective] sale of the CW.”
In May, Pedowitz confirmed the reboot was nonetheless “very a lot in energetic growth, I personally spoke with Straczynski again after we picked up the pilot. I’m an enormous fan of Babylon 5, on a private foundation, I’ve seen each episode of the sequence. I’ve recognized Joe for a protracted, very long time. I’d like to carry again that story in some form or type, I feel it is excellent for the CW.”
The unique Babylon 5 is streaming now on HBO Max.