Yea, I hope, if it comes off, and they get the right tone.
You gotta keep the one step forward, two steps back (and occasionally two steps forward and one step back), for sure.
you gotta keep the manipulation behind the manipulation, behind the scheme kinda thing.
It would certainly be wrong to make it TNG Happy, but, I wouldn't want it to be NuBSG depressing. It could certainly have the dark moments of NuBSG, but, you've keep the Avon wisecracks humor in it, to keep it from getting too depressing. I think the darkness of DS9 or B5 would be fine, just make sure that no matter how hopeless things get, that you keep little bits of humor