This weekend’s New York Comic-Con was host to a reunion of Firefly cast members. At their panel, Nathan Fillion, Jewel Staite, and Sean Maher hinted at a possibility of bringing new Firefly to television that may be in the works.
Nathan Fillion was the first to broach the topic at the panel: “If we’re dreaming, tell me what you think about this: Firefly the animated series.”
Could it be true?
There may be some truth to the new rumor, as Sean Maher later went on to give an additional detail. “I know somebody who is actually trying to get that done,” he said. “Who has approached Joss [Whedon] about it. He used to work with Guillermo del Toro.”
There’s no word on the identity of the mystery person, though the possibilities are promising; del Toro has produced many animated movies, including Kung Fu Panda 2, Puss in Boots, Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy Animated TV movies.
An animated series may be the most realistic way to keep Serenity flying outside of the pages of graphic novels. Coordinating the schedules of a cast that’s busy with other projects (Nathan Fillion’s Castle, Morena Baccarin’s Homeland, and Gina Torres’ Suits, to name a few), would be much less of an issue when dialogue can be recorded separately. And ten years after Firefly’s cancellation, the animated medium can pick up at any point in the universe’s time, a feat not possible with a live cast.
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