J. Michael Straczynski, perhaps best known for masterminding the mid-1990s sci-fi epic “Babylon 5,” is developing a drama series about a pandemic for ABC.
If the project goes forward, it will be Straczynski’s second TV series about the survivors of a deadly virus. A decade ago he created the Showtime drama “Jeremiah,” about a disease that manages to kill everyone on the planet old enough to grow pubic hair.
The new series would apparently be some manner of procedural.
Straczynski, who wrote for animated series like “He-Man,” “She-Ra,” “Captain Power” and “The Real Ghostbusters” in the 1980s, has more recently co-written screenplays for 2009’s “Ninja Assassin” and this year’s “Underworld Awakening.” He also scripted Clint Eastwood’s 2008 big-screen drama “Changeling.”
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