Early 90’s Sci-Fi series Babylon 5 is returning to British TV screens after broadcaster UKTV snapped up the rights to the show’s 110 episodes and six feature length telefilms.
The show will air from 4th November on UKTV’s Watch channel which also airs Doctor Who and Torchwood.
The series, which celebrates its twentieth anniversary next year, was created by J. Michael Straczynski.
Set between the years 2258 and 2281 CE, Babylon 5 is the name of an enormous space station, placed into orbit by the Earth Alliance.
Run by a peaceful crew of Earth men and women, Babylon 5 serves as a refuge for anyone seeking sanctuary from the hostile federations which fight to control the galaxy.
In this strange and dangerous world, humans and aliens strive to build a new and better future.
Straczynski said: “I am thrilled beyond words that Watch has successfully drilled through the walls and allowed Babylon 5 to escape onto television screens throughout the UK TV universe. My thanks to the thousands of fans who made this happen. As noted more than once in the show, Faith Manages.”
General Manager, Watch, Steve Hornsey added: “The fans’ sheer enthusiasm for Babylon 5 proves what an appetite there is for this iconic series and I’m delighted Watch its exclusive new home. This television epic perfectly matches the channel’s premise of being a unique viewing destination that provides out-of-this-world programming.”