Warner Home Video has announced that the once-popular science fiction TV series Babylon 5 will return – this time on home video. WHV execs feel that the award winning series’ large cult following - which has followed it throughout its five year run on TV, as well as five made-for-TV features and a limited series - is strong enough to support direct-to-video movies.
The new movie, entitled Babylon 5: The Lost Tales, will be written and directed by creator Michael J. Straczynski and executive produced by Doug Netter, and will combine two separate stories into one movie. Bruce Boxleitner will return to his role as President John Sheridan, while Tracy Scoggins (“Capt. Elizabeth Lochley”) and Peter Woodward (“Galen”) have also signed on to the project. The story of The Lost Tales picks up several years after the events of its original story, and follows several of its major characters in new adventures set against the backdrop of the Babylon 5 universe.