Babylon 5 Returning as Direct to DVD Anthology?
J. Michael Straczynski has announced that he’s bringing back “Babylon 5,” according to a report from ComicCon.
During last weekend’s San Diego Comic Con…at a panel that (evidently) didn’t enjoy the “in your face” notoriety of, say, TRANSFORMERS or SPIDERMAN 3… producer/writer/director J. Michael Straczynski (JMS, or “Joe”) made an announcement regarding the future of this little concept he has called BABYLON 5. The thrust of the news is this: straight-to-video BABYLON 5 adventures…involving B5 characters in an anthology format…should arrive late next year. Written and directed by JMS.
B5 is one of my favorite series of all time, although most of the sequels and prequels have been pretty bad. And, as several Digg commenters have noted, the death of key actors, including Andreas Katsulas (Ambassador/Citizen G’Kar), Richard Biggs (Dr. Stephen Franklin), and Tim Choate (Zathras) might hinder the show.
Still, I’d certainly like to see JMS try.