I’m interested in this. Did you do anything with the TV movies? Do you recommend them as part of your take on the series?
I used a bit from In the Beginning for films 1, 3, and 18 as framing devices… probably 10 minutes in total? There’s no reason you couldn’t watch the films with this (and I guess The Gathering might be required viewing just to introduce Lyta) along with a few episodes that were cut out completely, honestly, it’s up to you.
I did edit this to be completely self contained but I haven’t radically changed the story so you can expand it in any way you like.