There’s no chance of a Babylon 5 revival, confirms its creator

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Whereas 90s TV hits such as The X-Files have enjoyed a revival in recent times, and the likes of Star Trek and Stargate motor forward in various forms, one big genre show of the decade that’s remained untouched is Babylon 5.

The show ran between 1993 and 1998, and was acclaimed at the time – and since – for its handling of difficult subjects. There’s been occasional talk of new episodes over the years, but nothing’s ever come to pass. And the show’s creator, J Michael Straczynski, has taken to Twitter to explain why.

He then added, in response to a question about possibly crowdfunding a revival…

And as for whether Warner Bros would sell the rights?

So there you have it. That’s why Babylon 5 stays in limbo, and is likely to do so forevermore. Humbug.