If there was a list of the best television shows cancelled after a first season Firefly would probably top it.
Fox did Joss Whedon’s sci-fi western dirty back in the early 2000s, and fans have been hoping for a revival ever since. The best they have gotten was the followup film Serenity and a series of comics and books continuing the story.
However, that could change in the near future. Fox’s president of entertainment Michael Thorn recently spoke to The Wrap, and was asked about if he’d be open to bringing back Firefly. He responded:
“The macro answer is, any time we look at one of our classic titles, if there’s a way to reinvent it for today so it’s as resonant now as the original was, and is, to the fans, we’re wide open. I loved Firefly, personally, and I watched every episode. I didn’t work on it, but I loved the show. It had come up before, but we had The Orville on the air and it didn’t make sense for us to have, as a broadcast network who is very targeted, to have two space franchises on our air.”
Curse you The Orville! I’m not sure if having two space franchises on air at once doesn’t make sense. I mean, The CW is mostly superhero shows, but it still finds room for other areas of interest.
If you’re wondering what a revival of Firefly might look like, especially since most of the main cast have moved on to other projects, executive producer of the series Tim Minear has previously stated:
“Joss did sort of revive it by making Serenity. But we have talked about different permutations and how that might work. Do you take two of the characters and put them in a different place and sort of retell a new story with two old characters, with new characters?”
I would be down for this. Make it an 8 to 10 episode limited series telling one complete story. Nathan Fillion is currently starring in The Rookie on ABC, but I’m sure the rest of the cast’s schedules are free. Grab Gina Torres and have her headline a new adventure. If it’s a success, then keep bringing them back ever two years for a new limited series.
I just want more Firefly.
Would you be open to a continuation of Firefly? If you couldn’t have the whole cast return, who would be the essentials you would need to see return in order to watch it?