FOX Interested In FIREFLY Reboot

If you were to run a poll on the internet community, a revival of the cult show Firefly would likely be found just above the end to world hunger on a list of things people would wish for if they were given three wishes.

It now looks as though those wishes are somewhat closer to being granted as a recent comment from a Fox executive has revealed there is a possibility that the crew of the Serenity may be heading back out to the black, although, there is one conduction. Read on to find out what it is.

Rotten Tomatoes recently caught up with Fox Broadcasting President of Entertainment, David Madden at the Television Critics Association where he revealed that we could see Firefly back on our screens as long as the series original creator, Joss Whedon is involved.

Rotten Tomatoes revealed:

“Given the success of Fox’s reboots of The X-Files and 24, and Prison Break returning this year, Madden said he’d be open to a Firefly reboot if Joss Whedon himself wanted to revisit it. Madden suspects Whedon is now too busy with movies, and he would not consider doing Firefly without Whedon.”

Whilst it would definitely be sacrilegious to bring back the series without Whedon, it would also need as much of the original cast back as they could possibly get. Since the show was cancelled back in the 2003, the show has continued in the form of a feature film, Serenity, and several comic book series involving the characters. It also has one of the most dedicated fan-bases, affectionately known as Browncoats, who keep the dream alive.

With Whedon unlikely to be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe any time soon, it may be that he will find time to work on bringing the much loved sci-fi back to our screens. Although, I won’t be holding my breath.

What do you think? Would you like to see Firefly return? Should it be left to rest? Let us know below!

Source: Rotten Tomatoes (via SlashFilm)

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  • AlpineNewt

    Reboot? I want the original cast, obviously minus Ron Glass, may he rest in peace.

    • Thomas Bøg Johansen

      he did die in the movie so …

      • AlpineNewt

        Oh good point. I’d forgotten. But then again flashbacks would have been possible if he was still with us.

  • Patrick

    BROWNCOATS not “Browndoats”

    • Kevin Credulous


    • Mr Cairo

      And condition not Conduction

  • Naq

    I thought Whedon said he was out of movies since the whole Avengers thing, and people freaking out about stupid plot points like Widow’s past. Sounds like our chances are decent.

  • Jim Kyle Robinson

    well all of the cast did previously say they would be willing to replay their respective roles, but i dont know if there would be any change, i would hope not, shame about ron though, i was very keen to know more about his obviously kickass background:(