Marking it's tenth year following it's debut and abrupt cancellation, Firefly has become a pop culture staple beloved by sci-fi fans worldwide. Though it only lived for one year on television, the series received a big screen conclusion and a comic book continuation to certainly live longer across all mediums of entertainment. While hints of possible on-screen returns and new installments have been brought up, it's the success of the cast that has certainly proved nearly impossible. Continuing their anniversary run at NYCC this year, actor Sean Maher is now hinting that perhaps we'll see the Serenity in a way we never have before: an animated series.
Bleeding Cool reports that at a reunion panel during NYCC with some of the principal cast members, Maher dropped a very interesting line. "If we’re dreaming, tell me what you think about this: Firefly The Animated Series". Later on The NY Post caught up with him and asked to elaborate on the comment, saying "I know somebody who is actually trying to get that done, who has approached Joss about it. He used to work with Guillermo del Toro".
Though it's unclear who exactly is trying to make this happen, it's interesting to note that getting the original cast to reprise their roles in this format would indeed find a way around any current commitments, projects or inability to travel. They could be recorded in seperate locations and brought together on-screen once more.
But let's face it: this is a pipe dream at best. Still, it's an interesting concept to at least think about.
Though Firefly is an incredibly hot property and either The Science Channel or Netflix would likely love for their partnership with the series to increase, the odds of this happening are just about as great as any other continuation of Firefly after all these years: slim to none. As of right now, this alleged project is in incredibly early development and it just seems like yet another hope to keep the fanbase on the edge of its seats.
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