What happened to 'Babylon 5' Reboot? Bruce Boxleitner provides sad update on the long-awaited remake
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: For almost two years, there has been a talk about bringing 'Babylon 5' back. J Michael Straczynski, the creator of the sci-fi series, has been as open as he can about the new iteration, but nothing official has appeared. Bruce Boxleitner, a member of the original cast, recently gave Comicbook.com the opportunity to chat with him about the show's current status, and what he had to say may not have pleased fans.
The cult science fiction program is set on a 23rd-century space station run by a human military staff that acts as a middle ground for interspecies trade and diplomacy. The franchise still has a devoted and active fandom despite originally airing for five seasons in the 1990s and inspiring extra television movies and a spinoff series. It was revealed in 2021 that Straczynski had been chosen by Warner Bros and The CW to pen a "from-the-ground-up reboot" of the original program.
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Bruce's interview with Comicbook.com
During his interview with Comicbook.com, Bruce went "I haven't heard a thing. I haven't heard a thing. I know there was big corporate shakeups going on at Warner Brothers and CW and all that, so I don't know how it's played out." At the interview, Bruce Boxleitner then went on to discuss his career as a whole, which has included films like Tron, Supergirl, and others in a range of genres. He discussed his favorite aspects of his job as well as how he misplaced the Tron script while working on another movie.
What's going to happen to the 'Babylon 5' reboot?
The CW is making adjustments that do not bode well for the future of 'Babylon 5'. The possibility of the 'Babylon 5' reboot finding a spot on the network's increasingly diminishing schedule is slowly decreasing by the day, especially because concerns have already been raised about the survival of other CW productions like the 'Supernatural' spinoff series 'The Winchesters'. Warner Bros may opt to move forward with the revival and find a new home for the project given that 'Babylon 5' can boast a devoted fanbase and a solidly established IP. Disney and Paramount are already making money off their respective successful space-faring properties, so Warner Bros might try to level the playing field by bringing the show to HBO Max.