Firefly producer Tim Minear ponders limited series return

News Louisa Mellor 14 Feb 2014 - 09:23

It must be that time of year again, one of the Firefly team has been interviewed about the possibility of bringing it back...

To be boringly clear, the key quote in Entertainment Weekly's recent interview with Firefly and American Horror Story's Tim Minear has to be the following:

"I must ask if there has ever been any actual talk of bringing [Firefly] back in recent years?

Minear: No one has talked to me about it. Joss [Whedon] and I had discussed at some point some kind of spinoff, but that was maybe eight years ago."

Now that bubble's been burst, on to the fun, speculative bit. In the same interview, Firefly producer Minear showed support for bringing the sci-fi western back to television, saying he "would never foreclose the possibility". 

"In terms of getting the band back together to make a new adventure, who knows?" Minear continued, "I would love it. It would be great. But first everybody has their respective projects that limits them from crossing over into other things. It’s just trying to coordinate everybody’s obligations so they could somehow participate."

When questioned on what form a return to Firefly could take, Minear cited American Horror Story and Sherlock as event television that have taken a new approach to storytelling on the small screen. "It doesn't have to be thirteen episodes [...] "A limited series would do very well, I bet". We'd have to agree...

Read the interview in full at Entertainment Weekly here.

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Don't tease us, Mr Minear! It's not fair. :-(

Won't be the same without Wash :-(

It would be fine, Wash will suddenly turn out to have a twin or some evil scientist will create a Wash clone or something! They'd have an episode in some bizarre Search For Spock, Firefly style.

'Sherlock' is an TV event with 3 episodes every 1.5/2 years, but 'American Horror Story' is just an antology series that has 13 episodes a year in the same period, like 'The Twilight Zone' already did in the sixties. Not really groundbreaking if you ask me.

I think it's ridiculous the show hasn't been revived yet! I'm not a big fan of the show so I don't care much. But from a logical standpoint it makes no sense. Firefly's got such a huge fanbase you'd expect some tv-hotshot to jump on it.

I would save the "evil twin" scenario for Shepherd Book. We never did get all his background (comic book followup not withstanding), so he would be ripe for having come from a bunch of clone operatives. More Ron Harris!!

Follow up: You could save Wash for flashback scenes of depressed Zoe. More Alan Tudyek!

Evil Wash would be pretty awesome though, Alan Tudyek character in DollHouse was nicely un-hinged. Or just do a Red Dwarf and hijack a Wash from an alt reality!

In a universe with space cowboys nothing is impossible!

Alan Tudyek played an amazing bad guy on Justified the other day...

Except The Twilight Zone told a different story every episode. American Horror Story is fairly original in that each season is a different story completely unrelated to the other seasons. The idea is similar but the execution is very different and one that I cannot recall seeing in any other show.

I think it would be best to just leave it the way it is. One of the best things about this show is the intrigue and mystery as to who everyone is.

6 episode mini series based on the comics 2 episode those who left behind 2 episode better days and 1 episode Wash and 1 Shaperds tale to fill in the gap between the show and the movie and i dont care that they are older now

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