Earlier this year, J. Michael Straczynski learned that his "from-the-ground-up" reboot pilot did not make the initial cut for Fall 2022 consideration, but that President Mark Pedowitz had reassured him that the project was being kept in place, and that it was not dead. Pedowitz, however, questioned the issue''s significance and how he believed it would be "perfect for the CW."
JMS first revealed that the pilot had not been picked up, but Pedowitz told him to confirm that the pilot was still in active development back in February this year. JMS began his update by mentioning The CW''s biggest news in the past few weeks and how it might play a factor in "how many pilots, and what sort," might be picked up during this transition? The rumored sale of The CW by Warner Bros Discovery and Paramount Global (previously ViacomCBS) will play
Though JMS admitted that it would "have been fantastic if we had already received the approval," JMS stated, indicating that this was a pause in the process and not an end. "Today, Babylon 5 is in active development at the CW and Warner Bros. for fall 2023. That is the only difference." As he sees it, the extra time "will give B5 fans the opportunity to express their displeasure for the series."
John Sheridan, an Earthforce officer with a mysterious background who is assigned to Babylon 5, a five-mile-long space station in neutral space, a port of call for travelers, smugglers, corporate explorers, and alien diplomats at a time of conflict. His arrival triggers a destiny beyond anything he could have imagined, making Sheridan and the rest of the B5 crew in the line of fire the last, best hope for the survival of the human race.
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