B5's Boxleitner wants back on sci-fi TV in intriguing steampunk series

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Dec 17, 2012, 3:27 PM EST

His turn in the title role of the sci-fi classic Tron made him a geek icon, and now Bruce Boxleitner is trying his hand at a very different style under the sci-fi umbrella: steampunk.

Boxleitner offered some info via Twitter that he is developing a series proposal called Lantern City, a steampunk concept he hopes to sell to a TV network.

The official website has already launched, showing off a ton of cool info on the potential series. It's being billed as a "fan-inspired and fan-created" television project, so we're not really sure how this thing will work—but we're definitely intrigued.

Here's the official description:

It combines first-rate storytelling, innovative production design, and a rich world that fans will fall in love with. Even though it will blend great science fiction with dynamic storylines, at its heart the show asks two questions: how far would you go to be with the person you love and what lengths would you go to in order to survive?

Lantern City highlights the steampunk genre to create a one-of-a-kind television experience. Other properties have had Steampunk elements, but this is the first mainstream television show to proudly wear the label of Steampunk. Current fans of the subgenre will not be disappointed and it will attract a much wider audience to the long neglected world of Steampunk. The show is unique in that it allows viewers to be involved in the process - a first for any television show.

What do you think? Would you watch a Tron-created steampunk series?

(Via Reddit)