Fox Broadcasting Says They Are Open to a Firefly Reboot, Shiny!
“Take my love, take my land, take me where I cannot stand, I don’t care I’m still free you can’t take the sky from me.” This unassuming sentence bears with it feelings of euphoria, excitement, and adventure for all fans of the hit western sci-fi, and cult classic, television series Firefly. With television shows of nostalgia being resurrected, to the utter delight of their fans, such as: The Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, Fuller House, The X-Files and more, it seems that perhaps the time may be nearing for the continuation of our favorite space-western with a Firefly reboot.
Though fans of the series have been asking Firefly’s creator, Joss Whedon, and leading actor, Nathan Fillion, for years now if there will ever be a resurrection of Firefly or a sequel to the movie Serenity, it seems the answer has always been a very unsatisfactory ‘Maybe.’ However, just recently Fox Entertainment, the company original responsible for the show’s production and then cancellation, has displayed possible interest in reviving Firefly on the stipulation that Joss Whedon be on board. During an executive panel for Fox Broadcasting, President of Entertainment David Madden stated that at this time Fox Broadcasting is definitely open to a Firefly reboot but that they wouldn’t even consider moving forward on any such project without Joss Whedon.
Given the success of Fox’s reboots of The X-Files and 24, and Prison Break returning this year, Madden said he’d be open to a Firefly reboot if Joss Whedon himself wanted to revisit it. Madden suspects Whedon is now too busy with movies, and he would not consider doing Firefly without Whedon.
Historically, one of the biggest obstacles preventing the return of Firefly has been the lack of availability between the cast of the show and the creator/ director. On the one hand, we have Joss Whedon extremely busy heading up the Avengers movies for Marvel, and on the other hand, we have the many TV projects of the cast members not excluding Nathon Fillion’s rather consuming project of taking a leading role on the hit TV series Castle. As Joss himself stated previously, he would love to do more with Firefly but he just has not had the time to even think about considering taking on another project.
I’ve said repeatedly that I would love to make another movie with these guys, and that remains the case. It also remains the case that I’m booked up by Marvel for the next three years, and that I haven’t even been able to get Dr. Horrible 2 off the ground because of that. So I don’t even entertain the notion of entertaining the notion of doing this, and won’t. Couple years from now, when Nathan [Fillion]’s no longer [on] Castle and I’m no longer the Tom Hagen of the Marvel Universe and making a giant movie, we might look and see where the market is then.
Seeing as how we are now 3 years later, perhaps Whedon’s workload is light enough to now consider taking on a Firefly reboot? With both Whedon and Fillion looking at a potentially lighter work load in the coming years, and Fox Broadcasting potentially on board, we might see more than just rumor of a Firefly reboot happening in the near future. Until then we’ll just have to keep hoping that dreams do come true!
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Luciano has an undeniable passion for all things BioWare and has an enthusiastic perspective on the Gaming Industry. With a love for gaming, comics, and Geek Culture, you can always expect to have a good time nerding out.