Firefly star Nathan Fillion teases a potential reunion. When it comes to shows that fans feel were canceled too soon, Firefly frequently tops the list. The sci-fi series with a western twist was one of three Joss Whedon shows that was on the air at the same time – along with Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. The show balanced humor, action, and drama seamlessly while telling the story of a spaceship full of drifters, smugglers, and criminals looking for nothing more than to live their lives. Unfortunately, the episodes were aired out of order on Friday nights and the show failed to gain enough viewers to stay alive for a whole season.
A few years after Firefly’s cancellation the entire series was released on DVD, including three episodes which were filmed but never aired. DVD sales were so successful that Whedon and the cast were able to film a movie that continued their story – Serenity. The story has also continued in comic book form, and fans continue to ask whether there will ever be a revival of the series.
Recently Firefly star Nathan Fillion got together with his co-stars Alan Tudyk and Morena Baccarin for a mini-reunion. He posted a picture of the three of them on his Instagram with a rather intriguing caption: “What do you want to believe we talked about?”
The most recent news about a revival includes Fox saying they would only bring the series back if Whedon was involved and Whedon has gone public with his feelings about revived series and his history with Firefly. Tudyk also staged his own revival – of sorts – with his web series Con Men, which featured him and Fillion as parodies of themselves who previously appeared on a show similar to Firefly.
In the 15 years since Firefly aired, the actors who appeared in the show have kept quite busy. Fillion just finished nine seasons starring on the series Castle and had a cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 which ended up on the cutting room floor. Baccarin played Vanessa in Deadpool and has been on the series Gotham and Homeland. Plus, Tudyk was in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and starred on the recently cancelled sitcom Powerless. Trying to work out a schedule between these actors to film new episodes of Firefly would not be easy. And there is also the unfortunate death of Tudyk’s character Wash – which still hurts after over a decade.
At this time, there is no official word on a revival, and this tease of Fillion’s is gentle at best. It could also mean a reunion of another kind, such as another season of Con Men or a live appearance by the three actors. But fans of Firefly will never stop hoping for the beloved show to return. And as long as teases like this keep popping up, hope that Serenity and her crew might fly again will remain alive.
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