The news Monday that The CW was developing a "from-the-ground-up reboot" of Babylon 5 with original series creator Straczynski was surprising considering he had faced rejection in trying to get a revival going. "Won't work," he tweeted in April 2018 in response to a fan proposing a Kickstarter to pay for a reboot. "They (Warner Bros. TV) literally told my agent 'We have no plans, and no intentions, of letting anything else be done in terms of television with Babylon 5.' And a kickstarter wouldn't pay for even a fraction of a season. That won't change for years, when those execs are dead/gone."