Babylon 5 remake in the works, with original creator

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“John Sheridan, Earthforce officer with a mysterious past, is assigned to Babylon 5, an 8 km long space station …”

It is a Space Opera well known to SF fans. Babylon 5 will return to the air, with a brand new series that “will reboot from top to bottom“the original show launched in 1993.

The creator of the time, J. Michael Straczynski, is at the helm of this project for the CW channel, which will follow John Sheridan, an Earthforce officer with a mysterious past, who is assigned to Babylon 5, an 8 km (5 mile) long space station in neutral space. Babylon 5 serves as a port of call for travelers, smugglers, explorers and foreign diplomats in a time of unstable peace and the constant threat of war. Sheridan’s arrival triggers “a fate beyond anything he could have imagined, “when a misstay of Earth exploration accidentally sets off a conflict with a civilization a million years before us, putting him and the rest of the world B5 crew in the crosshairs as the last hope for the survival of the human race. “

Recall that the Babylon 5 original covered the years 2257 to 2262, each year corresponding to a season. After its discontinuation at the end of the 5 seasons, the franchise continued to live in spin-offs, TV movies, a series of novels, comics of DC. And in the process, J. Michael Straczynski created with the Wachowskis a certain Sense8 for Netflix …

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