Warner Home Video has announced that Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Stracynski will write and direct Babylon 5: The Lost Tales, a direct-to-DVD release, which will include two new Babylon 5 stories collectively known as 'Voices in the Dark' in one film.  Production is slated to begin this month for a 2007 release and a number of actors from the original series including Bruce Boxleitner (President John Sheridan), Tracy Scoggins (Captain Elizabeth Lochley), and Peter Woodward (Galen) have signed on.  The new production picks up several years after the events depicted in previous Babylon 5 releases and follows several of the saga's major characters in new adventures set against the background of the Babylon 5 universe.


Launched in February 1993, Babylon 5 enjoyed a five year run on television followed by five subsequent feature films.  It has been extremely popular on video racking up over $44 million dollars in consumer sales.


Babylon 5 creator/Executive Producer J. Michael Stracynski is also very well known in the world of comic books -- he is currently writing Amazing Spider-Man, Squadron Supreme and the Bullet Points miniseries for Marvel, and was recently named as a 'Guest of Honor' at the 2007 New York Comic Con  (see 'JMS, Marc Silvestri Named Guests of Honor').