The crew of the Firefly-class spaceship Serenity could soon sail again, making millions of Browncoats very happy. David Madden (President of Entertainment, FOX-TV) gave fans of the cult classic a glimmer of hope, stating that FOX is open to revisiting the series on one condition: series creator, Joss Whedon must helm the project again in order for the series to return.
Whedon’s sci-fi western is originally aired on Fox from September 2002 through December 2002, for a mere 11 episodes before it was cancelled. Set in 2517, “Firefly” follows the adventures of the nine who reside aboard the spaceship (each seeing the universe from a different perspective –as outlined in the pitch from Whedon). While set in the future and using technology as a story tool the series saw that “nothing will change in the future: technology will advance, but we will still have the same political, moral, and ethical problems as today” -Joss Whedon – “Serenity: Relighting the Firefly”, DVD extra.
The demand for the space drama was enough, however, to influence Whedon and Universal Pictures to produce the movie “Serenity” in 2005. The film, bearing the same name as the Firefly-class ship featured in the series, wrapped up loose ends left from the series cancellation.
“Firefly” still “lives” today in the form of comic books (under the title “Serenity”) as well as in syndication and remains extremely popular with fans today.
The full series is available on Amazon (click HERE). . .
. . . as is the “Serenity” Movie (click HERE)
Shiney! What would you like to see revisited or explored in a reboot or continuation of the “Firefly” series? Comment below.