Seems like serenity could, after all, fly again! Fox seems to be open to the idea of a reboot for the series ‘Firefly’ but on one condition. What are the strings attached? Keep reading to find out!
News for space cowboys! The ‘Firefly‘ universe might be preparing to make another big bang since talks of a reboot is already on the rise. Although a tie-in-film of the ‘Firefly’ series is already in place, Fox seemingly is interested in a reboot but has a condition. What is it? Scroll down to find out more!
- ‘Firefly’ fans seem shaky about the reboot
- Fox open to a ‘Firefly’ reboot limited series
- There’s one condition though!
‘Firefly’ fans seem shaky about the reboot
‘Firefly’ had been a staple favourite of fans during its entire run. With a story that followed Captain Mal and his team of Browncoat experts, accompanied by weirdos, ‘Firefly’ soon rose to the top of our “to watch” lists. The series was taken off the air and, two years later, a franchise film, ‘Serenity’, was brought out. A decade and more later, the original producer and network of ‘Firefly’ are looking forward to making a reboot of the series in mint condition. Fans of the show have always been very passionate about the series. More so, because it had had a brief run keeping the love and excitement fresh and alive. Following the same streak, fans do not seem to be very optimistic and okay with a reboot of their favourite series being made.
A fan wrote on Twitter,
“Don’t get too excited. Everything about it sounds bad. The only way this could sound worse would be if they announced they were casting the parts using only cast members from the 1980-81 season of #SNL. #FireflyReboot”.
Part of it is because the word around town is that not the entire cast would be coming back and people seem to be pretty pissed at that. Another fan wrote on Twitter,
“#Disney deaf again to the fans of #Firefly. A reboot without @joss? #wtf Hard no. What are you thinking? Bad enough you decided not to use the original cast and give us a season 2. #tvtime”.
Fox open to a ‘Firefly’ reboot limited series
Tim Minear, the executive producer of the classic Fox series ‘Firefly’, recently teased the fans with the possibility of the show returning for a reboot or a revival, but on one condition. Fans were immediately jumping guns and then some more, which was fuelled further when Joss Whedon retweeted Minear’s tweet. The space-western series starring Nathan Fillion created a buzz during its day and, once again, people are anticipating a massive comeback for the show.
Moreover, Michael Thorn, the president of Fox Entertainment, wants to bring back the show not just because it’s a classic and it’s the age of reboots and revivals. The idea behind rebooting the series is also that it would be extremely profitable given the market value of the ‘Firefly’ series as a brand. Thorn said,
“In this crowded marketplace if you can start with some kind of brand awareness and IP that has a vocal support and, in this case, a crazy, passionate love for it, you’re ahead of the game”.
There’s one condition though!
Fox’s president and the original executive producer of the show are open to bringing in a reboot of the series ‘Firefly’ but have a condition. The reboot should be created as a limited series of eight or ten episodes that will serve both for adventure and memorabilia. The Fox Entertainment network boss has agreed to give the nod to a ‘Firefly’ reboot provided the space adventure is kept short and sweet.
Moreover, Thorn had revealed that the idea of a ‘Firefly’ reboot is not a new one and had been approached before when ‘The Orville’ was already running on air. At that time, it did not make sense for the network to run to space centred shows at the same. Now that that’s out of the way, rethinking a reboot for the classic ‘Firefly’ seems like a plausible thing to do.
Michael Thorn spoke to The Wrap about being “wide open” to the idea of keeping the reboot as relatable and original as it was. He said,
“The macro answer is, any time we look at one of our classic titles if there’s a way to reinvent it for today so it’s as resonant now as the original was, and is, to the fans, we’re wide open”.
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