The Firefly Cast “Can’t Believe” Netflix Hasn’t Ordered a Revival Yet

Saturday, 17 September 2016 - 8:11PM
Saturday, 17 September 2016 - 8:11PM
The Firefly Cast “Can’t Believe” Netflix Hasn’t Ordered a Revival Yet
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The Firefly cast (or the bulk of it) reunited today at Long Beach Comic Con, and they answered the question on the forefront of all Browncoats' minds: will there be a revival? So far, the answer is still no, but Jewel Staite and Sean Maher speak for all of us when they say that they "can't believe" Netflix hasn't picked them up yet.

When asked at the Firefly reunion panel whether there would ever be more Firefly, Adam Baldwin said it was "on Joss," while Jewel Staite said she didn't want to unfairly place the burden on Joss, and that there were "legalities" involved. So Baldwin amended to say "it's on Fox," while Nathan Fillion gave a very diplomatic answer:


Opening quote
"I totally get wanting more, we hear that all the time… At the same time, we all had our dream job. Everything was great. Even the challenges we had we faced together… It's hard to look at that and say it's not enough. Because it's everything."
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That was very sweet, but the rest of the cast had different ideas.  Staite responded to Fillion's sentiment by saying outright, "Sean and I want more."


Opening quote
"Last night, we were getting dinner, we were in an Uber, and we weren't talking about Firefly at all. Then we mentioned something about Netflix, and Sean said absent-mindedly, 'I can't believe they haven't picked us up yet.'"
Closing quote


Revivals are all the rage on Netflix recently, from recent shows like The Killing and Black Mirror moving to the streaming service for further seasons to classics like Full House and Gilmore Girls getting new life years later.  So it does seem strange for Netflix not to try to pick up Firefly, since it has such a large and devoted fan base. We'll see if the rights issues (and Joss' busy schedule) can ever be worked out, but now that Nathan Fillion is free following Castle's cancellation, it's probably safe to say the whole cast is game.

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