Babylon 5 Creator Returning To Television

'Babylon 5' creator J. Michael Straczynski, who has had a fairly successful run of movie projects of late is making a return to television.

‘Babylon 5’ creator J. Michael Straczynski, who has had a fairly successful run of movie projects of late is making a return to television.

The acclaimed writer has apparently been chosen to head up production and writing on a new series, which is adapting the ‘Red Mars’ series of books by Kim Stanley Robinson.

The project is being made for Spike TV and is under the guidance of ‘Game Of Thrones’ producer Vince Gerardis.

In recent years Straczynski has spent much of his time working in comics, reviving his “Joe’s Comics” imprint at Image Comics and scripting titles like ‘Ten Grand’, ‘Sidekick’ and ‘Dream Police’. He’s also setting up to launch ‘Sense8’, a new Netflix series he co-wrote with Andy and Lana Wachowski, but despite decades of prolific output in film, TV, comics and prose, many sci-fi fans still know him best for Babylon 5.

Straczynski was by and large the writer and producer that introduced long form storytelling to the science fiction genre. So the fact that he is now setting up to work on ‘Red Mars’, which is a series of novels that tell a long form story can only be a good fit for the B5 writer that changed the rules on how genre television is produced.

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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