Production begins on new 'Babylon 5'
LOS ANGELES - Production began Monday on "Babylon 5: The Lost Tales," a new direct-to-DVD movie based on the popular and long-running sci-fi franchise.
The film will be released by Warner Home Video and will include a pair of new "Babylon 5" stories, collectively titled "Voices of the Dark," as well as behind-the-scenes content in the package.
Original series creator J. Michael Straczynski is writing and directing and returning cast members include Bruce Boxleitner, Tracy Scoggins and Peter Woodward.
"We are very excited to be releasing this new made-for-video release filled with original content for `Babylon 5,' one of the most successful science fiction series of all time," says Jeff Brown of WHV. "This popular TV show which has been off the air for a few years continues to have a strong loyal fan base that is hungry for more content. This is the first time we're utilizing one of our popular TV franchises as a made-for-video title, and we have a strong commitment to the growth of this sector."
"Babylon 5" premiered in 1993. The series, set in the 23rd century largely in an orbiting space station, was arced out for a five-year serialized run, though the franchise has also spawned as series of feature-length movies, as well as a limited series. The show won a pair of Emmys and a slew of sci-fi and genre awards.