Straczynski shoots down B5 rumors

Well, it was fun while it lasted—yesterday's declaration by Walter Koenig that J. MIchael Straczynski was in negotiations to acquire the rights to Babylon 5 set off a wave of excitement through the fansphere (and one of the most active comment threads we've had in recent memory). Now, however, the man himself is setting the record straight, and it's not good news for those wanting to see the beloved sci-fi franchise return.

In response to fan inquiries via Twitter, Straczynski had this to say:



Well, it was fun to speculate, and given the high degree of recycling being done in movies and TV these days, we'd never say never. But, for now, it appears Babylon 5 will continue to rest in peace.

Related Stories

The Wachowskis' ambitious Netflix sci-fi series Sense8 renewed for Season 2 Trent Moore

It took a bit longer than fans might’ve liked, but Netflix has officially pulled the trigger on a second season of The Wachowskis’ ambitious science fiction series Sense8. 

10 crazy, sexy, weird FAKE TV shows inside REAL sci-fi TV shows

There are few things more "meta" than a TV show that has another TV show nestled inside of it. And fan favorites like Angel, Supernatural, Babylon 5, and Futurama have all dabbled with messing with our heads.

Straczynski and the Wachowskis team for secretive new TV series Don Kaye

The Wachowski siblings, Andy and Lana, are back in a big way with the impending arrival of their epic new film Cloud Atlas. But the pair have another project up their sleeves—and it finds them working with Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski.