‘Firefly’ Cast Reuniting for Online Game

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Ever since Joss Whedon’s short-live sci-fi/western, Firefly, was cancelled in 2003, there has been an outcry from fans (or Browncoats) of the cult series to bring it back. Thanks to the extremely vocal fanbase, who kept watching and applauding the show even after cancellation, the cast and crew reunited to produce Serenity in 2005, a film meant to conclude the stories of the characters. Since Serenity debuted, fans have still tried to revive the series, including one instance three years ago when they attempted to help Firefly star Nathan Fillion buy the rights to the show with hopes of a reboot.

Though that effort was squashed, hope of another revival circulated after fellow cult TV series, Veronica Mars, received unprecedented funds from fans on Kickstarter for a followup movie. However, Whedon had already signed his 3-year deal with Marvel and, as he pointed out, a continuation of Firefly/Serenity is “a different animal.”

In recent months, the furor surrounding a reboot hasn’t died down much — former Firefly executive producer Tim Minear said he’d love to bring the show back for a limited series of episodes. At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, it was announced the cast of the show would be reuniting, but not for TV or film.

At the Firefly panel Thursday night of Comic-Con, the cast members announced they would be providing voices for Firefly Online, an upcoming mobile role playing game set in the ‘verse of the series. Fillion, Gina Torres, Adam Baldwin, and the rest of the main cast will lend their voices to the game, while Alan Tudyk will provide “multiple voices” for different characters. Given Tudyk’s experience voice acting in animated films — Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen, and Big Hero 6 — it’s no wonder why he’ll be providing more voices aside from that of his original character, Wash.

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Along with the announcement, an official trailer (above) for the game was released featuring a handful of Browncoats finishing the sentence “If I were a captain…” The video also previews different aspects of Firefly Online including customizable characters and spaceships, exploring different worlds, and assembling a crew. The original Browncoat himself, Fillion, makes an appearance, answering the question “What kind of captain would you be?” with a well known quote: “I’d aim to misbehave, but that’s just me talking.”

Online registration for the game has started on the official website (which is currently down as they change servers to accommodate the amount of traffic from fans).

Firefly Online may not be the continuation of the series that fans expected, and those hoping for a rebooted television series or another movie may be disappointed as it doesn’t seem we’ll be getting those anytime soon (if ever).

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But, since the show was already rebooted in Serenity, which wrapped up most of the characters’ storylines with finality, the game may be the most extensive relaunch possible. Browncoats who wanted to explore the different worlds mentioned throughout the series and essentially live in the ‘verse will be able to in Firefly Online.

Now, with the addition of the original casts’ voices, Firefly Online will combine all the original aspects of the cult series to create a game Browncoats will love. Shiny.

Stay tuned to Screen Rant and Game Rant for updates on Firefly Online as they become available.

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  1. Aww, I was hoping for an animated series. Oh well

  2. What a disgrace for this amazing show and its cast. The game looks terrible. The fact that it’s a mobile game isn’t really an excuse. If anything that makes the whole thing even worse.

  3. The Firefly fans can be hilariously over the top. Maybe its because I only thought the show was mediocre, but its been off the air for over 10 years now…
    Its over, done, move on. We’re in the golden age of television, embrace it.

    That wasn’t to anyone in particular, I’m just so bored with hearing about what a tragedy the cancellation was.

    • “We’re in the golden age of television, embrace it.” We are???? I don’t think so bro. Most of today’s TV shows (if not all) are terrible.

      • Gotta disagree there, bro.

        Game of Thrones, True Detective, Boardwalk Empire, Fargo, The Strain, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Veep, Rick and Morty, Masters of Sex, Ray Donovan, Penny Dreadful, Louie the list goes on and on and on. These are shows with award winning actors, directors, screenwriters, all trying their hand at long-form, in-depth complex storytelling.

        So yeah, I’m more than happy with the selection and caliber of material we get.

        • I’ve watched “Game of Thrones” but it’s wwwwwaaaaayyyyy over-hyped. The rest of the shows you mentioned, (with the exception of “House of Cards”) I have never had an interest in watching and never will. I’m quite sure when some folks read my comment, they will whine like a few of my buddies, “But you don’t know what you missing?” Well if I miss out, I miss out.

          • Everyone is entitled to their own opinion of course, but how can you say most of today’s TV is terrible if you haven’t seen the majority of it? At least not what are universally being cited as the best shows out.

            You kind of need to watch the shows to be able to say we aren’t in the golden age of television, right?

            Maybe if you tried a couple you would think differently, I know I do.

            • If you want argue, don’t bring up shows like Ray Donovan, Thrones, and True Detective’s that you have to pay for. They’re not in the same ball park as cable t.v. shows. We’re talking about network cable t.v. here sir.

              • Oh are we? And where does it say that we have to talk only about some TV and not other, sir.

                I will bring them up because they are the best shows. I was talking about TV as a whole, and yes, those shows are included.
                Go gripe somewhere else about not being able to watch HBO.

            • Thanks for saying I’m entitled to my opinion. Most folks who comment on this website, try to come off thinking they are smarter than someone if they disagree with them and try and put them down. When they try to do that to me, I have to go off on them.

              My favorite shows are 24, Arrow, Castle, NCIS and The Walking Dead.

              Most of today’s shows have that dry, depressing, dark, overly serious tone, not to mention PC stuff they love push on people. I’m not with that crowd. I like witty and fun shows. I do not mind some dark, serious shows (as you can see with 24, Arrow and The Walking Dead), but witty, well written shows like “Burn Notice” and “Leverage” were awesome, but could never get the Emmy accolades like these dark, depressing and PC shows of today.

              But as you said, everyone is entitled to their opinion.

        • yes, those might be great show, if that is what you are into. me not so much…..as the the game, if might be fun just to see what it’s like.

  4. I miss those shows who happen in space : firefly, stargate …
    There are no space shows at the moment…

  5. Firefly was a good show with the potential to be better if it had gotten a longer run.

    However it is overrated by it’s fans because they act like it was just the greatest thing ever made.

    In a way it’s impressive for a show that only made 14 episodes to have a passionate cult following like it does.

    Most shows that get cancelled that fast are forgotten about.

    If I were a huge Firefly fan I would be happy with anything i get.

    • true to that, i enjoyed firefly. hope to see more shows like that, space ones, i miss those. the “reality shows” on now do nothing for me as well as the “dark, depression” shows on now.