Several years ago Joss Whedon, the creator, executive producer, and a lead writer for both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and it’s subsequent spin off Angel created a futuristic western for Fox called Firefly. The series didn’t do immensely well ratings wise and was canceled after the first eleven episodes. However, like many of Whedon’s TV series, the series developed a dedicated cult following. A movie spin off was made by Paramount called Serenity. Despite positive critic reception the movie didn’t perform as well as hoped in theaters.
After 3 separate DVD incarnations over the years, a copy of the movie resting up in the International Space Station, and many many efforts to increase DVD, we’re finally seeing some positive news. The sales from the recent release of the collector’s edition has reignited the chances of a Serenity sequel. Alan Tudyk, the actor who played Hoban “Wash” Washburne in the Firefly series and Sonny in the I, Robot remake, says that there are talks within Paramount to make a Serenity 2, either as a theatrical release or a straight-to-DVD release.
While it’s not been greenlit yet, Whedon and the rest of the Serenity cast (well perhaps no Tudyk considering his character’s demise in the movie) will likely jump at the chance to make another movie if given the chance. While this might not jump start a chance at a second season for Firefly, considering Whedon’s disposition on working with Fox again, I’m sure all of us Browncoats would love to see another movie, regardless of how big or small the release. Keep flying my friends, keep flying.