J. Michael Straczynski just sent out the following rather disappointing email. (Well, I guess I cant strictly say Im disappointed, since I hadnt known there was anything to get appointed about.)
Last year, the studio offered a full season of a new and rebooted B5 as part of a new distribution venue they were creating (us and several other shows from the same studio were part of the same deal). Wed have a full season, a big budget, and total creative control. The negotiations (not between us but between the participants of the venue) dragged on for over a year, we were told repeatedly this is going to happen, but finally, the participants couldn’t make the math work. So we and the other three shows that they were hoping to put out there got set aside.
At this point, Ive told the studio that if this isnt going to move ahead, theres something else they need to consider and theres a very informal negotiation going on now in that regard. Well see where it goes from there.
But again, B5 was never created to be a Deep Space Franchise, we wanted to do our 5 years and get out clean. That was my intent going into this, and if thats where this ends up, Im happy to stick with that.
Any guesses what he means in paragraph 2?