Fox Is Considering Reviving Joss Whedon’s Firefly
One of the very best TV shows ever made is Joss Whedon’s Firefly. OK, that might be a rather personal statement, but I really love the show.
It first aired on Fox back 2002 and it subsequently cancelled after only one season.
However, people have since discovered the show and it’s becoming something of a cult hit.
People are always asking the likes of Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion (who was the star of the TV show) whether they’d ever do a revival of the TV show.
If you haven’t seen Firefly yet, I’d highly recommend you watch it. There’s only one season, so it won’t take up too much for your time.
However, here’s a very brief synopsis of the show:
The series is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a “Firefly-class” spaceship.
Firefly is basically a western set in space, and it was then followed-up with a great film called Serenity, and it’s great.
Could Firefly make a comeback?
Anyway, Fox’s President of Entertainment, Michael Thorn, was asked recently by The Wrap whether the show could ever come back, and he revealed he’s open to a possible revival.
He did say that he’d only revive the show if it was done for the appropriate reasons and with the right story to tell.
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.
So, it does sound like they could bring back Firefly, but it’s really a case of the stars having to align to get it done.
Until then, you can go and watch and then rewatch the first season of Firefly and follow it up with the incredible movie, Serenity.
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