In 2005 Firefly fans, also lovingly called BrownCoats, everywhere finally had their prayers answered when Joss Whedon gave to them the season finale of the cut series through the film Serenity.
Though Serenity's box office numbers weren't much, the film still received praise from the fans of the series and critics alike. Having never seen the television series Firefly, I greatly enjoyed Serenity (review here) and do plan to finally catch up with the first season of the show one of these days.
However, according to the latest scoop, I might be watching Season One of Firefly for more than just the history behind Serenity.
A Second Season of Firefly?
According to a scoop sent in to my email box today, it looks like there are some who plan to use new technology such as Ipod and video-on-demand to help push a second season of the fired series.
Longtime reader with a scoop on the possibility of another season of the Whedon series Firefly.
An entrepreneur named Ace Underhill is working with 20th Century Fox to approve another season of Firefly. The show will get distributed on-demand only. One will be able
to watch the show through an Ipod, cable box or PC. A person will be charged per episode downloaded.
'absent minded browncoat'
I have recently looked into this scoop and have found a report over at Sci-Fi wire that confirms some of the details mentioned above. However, I can't say that this Underhill character has gotten very far since Joss Whedon hasn't even heard of the guy.
A spokesman for Joss Whedon, creator of Firefly and its spinoff movie, Serenity, told SCI FI Wire that Whedon hasn't heard of Ace Underhill, an entrepreneur who said he is trying to acquire the rights to the SF TV franchise for purposes of mounting a second season to be distributed in alternative media. "Joss doesn't really know anything about that guy, and I don't really think he has a comment," Whedon's spokesman said in response to questions about Underhill's efforts.
For his part, Underhill told SCI FI Wire that he has contacted Whedon's representatives about starting up a new season of Firefly, which the Fox broadcast network canceled after a single season in 2003, but hadn't spoken with Whedon directly. Whedon previously told USA Today that he still hopes to tell more stories set in Serenity's futuristic universe, though Firefly as it was is dead. He later told Empire Online that he remains open to doing another TV series.
What do you think? Are we so desperate for another season that we'd be willing to pay per episode?
Judging by the numbers on the DVD sales of Firefly, there are many who are game for any solution to bring the series back for another run.