Why Netflix needs to revive Firefly

The Netflix series, Firefly is set 500 years into the future during a universal civil war.

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The Netflix series, Firefly is set 500 years into the future during a universal civil war.

By: Kurt Jackson, Fall Reporter

Firefly was a science fiction television show created by Avengers director Joss Whedon. Despite fans adoring the show, it was canceled after only one season.

Firefly is about a crew of space pirates led by Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds (Played by Nathan Fillion). They have a crew including Hoban “Wash”  Washburne (Alan Tudyk), Kaylee Frye (Jewel Staite), River Tam (Summer Glau), Zoe Washburne (Gina Torres), and Jayne Cobb (Adam Baldwin). They get into various hijinks trying to steal and sell certain stolen goods.

While Firefly was a beloved show, it never lasted wrong. So 15 years later, it is time to bring it back. There are plenty of people in the world that would love to see the cast of bandits back again. One of these people is creator Joss Whedon. “I’ll never really accept it. And I always, in the back of my head, think, ‘What if I could get the old gang back together?’ It’s something I would love to do.”

Whedon isn’t the only one who wants to bring back the beloved show. The cast also has high interest. In fact, Alan Tudyk talked about the process of writing season two of Firefly. “There are a lot of episodes I want to do. Some of them I’ve already broken ground on. Broken paper on.”

The question is, if Whendon is willing to come back, if the cast wants to come back, and a dedicated incidence is waiting for season two, why hasn’t it been bought back yet? Fox has a habit of cancelling shows before their time, another excellent example is Futurama and Family Guy. However, both of those shows were eventually bought back on other networks. There are no channels that really suit a space western like Firefly. So, does this not seem perfect for a Netflix original.

Netflix has bought back other shows like Full House and Arrested Development. On top of that, season one is already on Netflix. All they need to do is green light it, and Whedon will do the rest. Many of fans would instantly buy subscriptions just to watch Firefly. As a business, decision, it is just genius move.

Fans have been waiting 15 years just to see what happens to the crew of the Serenity. While we did get a movie, which gave fans a lot a heartbreak, it’s time to catch up with our old friends. So please, revive Firefly.