Fox ‘Wide Open’ to Firefly Revival

After Tim Minear recently posted a picture from the final day of shooting of Firefly on social media, talk of a revival has has once again raised it’s head.

The Wrap spoke to both Tim Minear and Michael Thorn (President of Entertainment at Fox) at the Television Critics Association Press Tour yesterday.

Thorn said:

“The macro answer is, any time we look at one of our classic titles, if there’s a way to reinvent it for today so it’s as resonant now as the original was, and is, to the fans, we’re wide open. I loved Firefly, personally, and I watched every episode.. He continued , “In this crowded marketplace, if you can start with some kind of brand awareness and IP that has a vocal support an, in this case, a crazy, passionate love for it, you’re ahead of the game.”

Meanwhile, Tim had this to say:

“Joss did sort of revive it by making Serenity. But we have talked about different permutations and how that might work. Do you take two of the characters and put them in a different place and sort of retell a new story with two old characters, with new characters? You’re not gonna get everybody back – unless you did something like a limited series, like they did for The X-Files. Then maybe you could get these people to come back. ‘Cause Nathan is a little busy doing The Rookie. But I also know, ’cause I just texted a little bit with Nathan over the weekend, when I posted those pictures from Firefly and he got very sentimental. Everyone who worked on that show dearly loves it and they all still talk to each other.”

Source: The Wrap

Author: Cider

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