'Firefly' Returns to TV, Campaign for New Episodes Begins
Firefly to Air on Science Channel, with Extras
Browncouats, rejoice: Firefly is coming back to TV. While the Science Channel will be airing the original (short-lived) lo-fi sci-fi series that made Nathan Fillion a geeky household name, no new episodes are scheduled.
However, additional content will be created: each Firefly episode will be accompanied by theoretical-science segments examining some of the physics and concepts that drive the series. (One thing Firefly got right: no sound in space)
'Help Nathan Buy Back Firefly'
Nathan Fillion, who played Captain Malcolm Reynolds in Firefly, is currently starring in Castle, wich airs on ABC. IN an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Fillion said that if he won the lottery, he'd buy the rights to Firefly and produce new episodes. Someone on the Castle set was listening.
Meanwhile, Firefly fans (there are a lot of them) pricked up their ears at the comment, and began a campaign to help Nathan Fillion buy back Firefly. Aside from the ensembe cast's current obligations (Morena Baccarin is busy with V, Alan Tudyk is in Young Justice and Transformers 3, Adam Baldwin is on Chuck, and Summer Glau is appearing in The Cape), there's the matter of actually buying the property from 20th Century Fox, which, though it's doing nothing whatsoever with the property, is apparently not interested in selling.
If Castle had its series finale tomorrow and Fox said to you and Joss: “We screwed up, let’s try doing Firefly again.” Would you do it?
Yes. Yes. I would examine very closely Fox’s reasoning — I’m a little gun-shy. If I got $300 million from the California Lottery, the first thing I would do is buy the rights to Firefly, make it on my own, and distribute it on the Internet.
What’s the most common thing Firefly fans say to you?
No. 1, “Is there going to be more?” No. 2, “Why was it canceled?”
And, yeah, we know...
... Wash died in Serenity, but this is TV: they could bring him back if they wanted.