After Joss Whedon’s Firefly got abruptly canceled, there has been a great deal of buzz about a revival or a Serenity sequel. Almost twice every year, we hear reports about Whedon, Nathan Fillion and other actors being questioned about the possibility.
Nobody has ever rejected the possibility, but, it is something that needs to see a lot of right conditions to converge before any progress being made. Most of those who were associated with the original are now busy with other projects.
Various revival series’ are coming up such as The X-Files, Prison Break, Twin Peaks, Full House,Gilmore Girls, etc. and thus, there is a better chance of this sci-fi series getting revived. Fox is definitely not averse to the idea, in fact, they are welcome to it.
David Madden, President of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting had recently spoken about it in an interview with Rotten Tomatoes. Madden said that he would think about it if Whedon is willing to do it.
So, it all comes down to Whedon now who has been extremely busy in the recent years with Avengers films for Marvel. Therefore, the key question is.. Will Whedon be willing to do it? If yes then he should convey that to Fox! Whedon had said three years ago:
“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.”
Now that he is through with Marvel and Castle is no longer on Fillion’s table anymore, maybe there is a chance. Firefly might return as a film or a limited series. It doesn’t matter. Anything would be equally awesome. We just want to see those characters return for at least one more round of wild adventure.