Here's an interesting news piece from San Diego Comic Con. J. Michael Straczynski--of Babylon 5 and Sense8, and a big time TV writer--is working with Brandon Sanderson for a pilot for the USA Network. It's apparently an urban fantasy that JMS says "turns many of the standard tropes upside down."
We seem to think this is potentially about Dark One, but we don't actually know. We were told Dark One was a portal fantasy--a person taken from Earth to another world--which isn't quite urban fantasy. This could be something different. It's hard to say at this stage. Edit: Brandon confirmed on Reddit yesterday that this is indeed related to Dark One! Brandon reports that Straczynski has been a lot of fun to work with, but he can't say much more for the time being.
Regardless of what this is, I personally am extremely excited about this collaboration. Babylon 5 was one of my very favorite TV shows and I think JMS and Brandon would fit exceptionally well together. We don't know if JMS would work on the show past the pilot, and even if the pilot is produced, that doesn't mean the TV show will actually run. But here's hoping, right?
Thanks to The Wertzone for bringing this to our attention!
Edited by Chaos