Babylon 5’s Straczynski Set For Telefantasy Return
Babylon 5 creator J Michael Straczynki could be making a return to weekly TV if US network Starz gives the green light to a project he’s developing for them about the most famous vampire of all.
Straczynski, who has been off scripting for movies such as Thor, The Changeling and Underworld: Awakening, has teamed up with horror producer Roy Lee (The Ring, The Strangers, The Woman in Black) and TV producer Rob Tapert (Spartacus, Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys) to create Vlad Dracula.
The project is a new spin of the classic tale (how many times have we written that in the past five years?), blending the historical facts of the 15th century Prince of Wallachia, with the fictional Dracula whose story is known around the world and continues to fascinate audiences.
Vlad Dracula traces his evolution from a revered ruler to the world’s most feared vampire, and his slow downfall as he struggles desperately to hang on to his humanity, his wife and his kingdom.