Hi, Bryan Here….
Wow. The browncoats must be overjoyed right now. ‘Firefly‘ producer-writer Tim Minear discussed the possibility of a new season or reboot of the original show, which was cancelled way too soon over a decade a go. Now let me assure you, that nothing is in the works as far as a tv show right now. But let’s just go through the facts shall we?
Joss Whedon gave us fans an amazing movie called ‘Serenity‘, which continued the series. And now he is working on a comic book, which takes place right after the events of ‘Serenity‘. And we all know the fans (browncoats) have been wanting a new season for years now, and with Whedon being one of the biggest money makers for a studio in the business, I would assume, he could say, “Hey let’s do a ‘Firefly’ limited series for Netflix after this ‘Avengers‘ sequel”.
In an interview with Minear, he said, ” I would never foreclose the possibility. The fact that it was even a feature film after it spectacularly failed on Fox was a miracle. And of course it lives on in other forms. In terms of getting the band back together to make a new adventure, who knows? I would love it. It would be great. But first everybody has their respective projects that limits them from crossing over into other things. It’s just trying to coordinate everybody’s obligations so they could somehow participate. I’m completely talking off the top of my head, but there’s a show that’s been on for the last couple years that’s reinvented the form in terms of the limited series. I’m trying to think of the name of that show — Oh yes! American Horror Story! It doesn’t have to be 13 episodes. Look how Sherlock does it. I think a limited series of some kind would work best. Something like that could also work if, say, 20th could partner with Netflix, or another distributor. It would have its home on Fox, of course [then a second window on streaming]. A limited series would do very well, I bet.”
It’s very interesting, and I’m sure him and Whedon have talked about it before. Only time will tell. Your thoughts?