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I just saw this. I'm not sure how I feel about a reboot but at least JMS is involved. I would have liked a continuation that picked up with David Sheridan to answer lingering questions like why the great machine was built, anything going on in Vorlon space, and even a continuation of the plague storyline from Crusade.A ground up reboot is being developed for the CW by JMS.
On the other hand, as near and dear as B5 is to me, it is visually dated and I'm sure there was a bunch of stuff JMS couldn't do that was due to budget restraints. I also want a very different story to be told that remixes the original content in surprising ways. I love Asimov's Foundation series and the new TV show is really, really good and shares the same DNA but is very different. Moore's BSG reimagining also did something similar (although it ended in a whimper).
I'm nervous and apprehensive, but I'd be lying if I didn't say I wasn't excited for new B5 material!
According to /Film, it does indeed sound like they're making something brand new from the source material:
...the reboot revolves around 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 uneasy peace and the constant threat of war. His arrival triggers a destiny beyond anything he could have imagined, as an exploratory Earth company accidentally triggers a conflict with a civilization a million years ahead of us, putting Sheridan and the rest of the B5 crew in the line of fire as the last, best hope for the survival of the human race.
Read More: https://www.slashfilm.com/616730/ba...e-cw-from-original-creator/?utm_campaign=clip