Is there really a five-year plan from the series?
STRACZYNSKI: I’m big on five-year arcs. We have a rough structure for five years. Should Netflix decide to do it, we already have the second season worked out in great detail. And then, we have rough notes for the next three years, beyond that. I need to know where I’m going. I always write toward the ending, so I need to know where it’s going. Before I did Babylon 5, I knew what the last episode was, and the last scene in that episode, years before we ever did that arc.
Do you feel like you learned from this experience, in a way that will make another season easier?
STRACZYNSKI: It’s going to be a huge challenge, no matter what we do. We’ve talked about, should Netflix commission another season, what it should look like, and it’s going to be impossible. But what we did was impossible, so it’s all right. This season, the deeper you go, the more intense it gets.