Nathan Fillion Wants to See a ‘Firefly’ Reboot With a Younger Cast

by Jeremy Spirogis
Nathan Fillion

Nathan Fillion could also be identified for his roles on The Rookie and Castle, however for followers of Firefly, he’ll at all times be Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds. The space-opera was canceled proper after its first season, however it earned an enormous cult following and followers are nonetheless hoping to see it return. 

But they aren’t the one ones. In a latest interview, Fillion revealed he’s prepared for a Firefly reboot and needs to see it with younger new faces together with returning solid members. 

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‘Firefly’ premiered in 2002

Created by author/director Joss Whedon, Firefly premiered on Fox within the fall of 2002. Set within the yr 2517, the collection follows the adventures of the crew of a spaceship named Serenity. The nine-person workforce travels to totally different worlds, and infrequently discover themselves battling criminals and corrupt officers. 

The collection stars Nathan Fillion as Captain Mal, Gina Torres because the ship’s second in command, Zoe Alleyne Washburne, and Alan Tudyk because the pilot, Hoban “Wash” Washburne. Morena Baccarin performs Inara Serra, Adam Baldwin portrays Jayne Cobb, and Jewel Staite is the ship’s mechanic, Kaywinnet Lee “Kaylee” Frye. The present additionally stars Sean Maher as surgeon Simon Tam, Summer Glau as his sister, River Tam, and Ron Glass because the shepherd, Derrial Book.

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Nathan Fillion needs to see a reboot of ‘Firefly’

It’s been nearly 18 years since Firefly premiered, however followers are nonetheless longing to see their favourite house heroes return to the small-screen. The present did get a derivative movie referred to as Serenity in 2005, however the demand for a TV collection remained. And in a latest interview with Ken Jeong and Joel McHale for his or her Darkest Timeline Podcast, Fillion revealed that he additionally needs to see a reboot. 

“My dream right now is to have them pick up the universe with some young incredible actors who are going to do such an amazing job and just start doing this great story,” stated Fillion. “And then, very similar to they did with the revamp of Battlestar Galactica, they begin bringing in older solid members from the earlier present to return in and begin enjoying roles.”

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If the present does ever get a reboot, Fillion says he’ll undoubtedly be on-board to return.  “I will be one of the old cast members to come in and play one of my roles in the new series and just dabble in there a little while during my retirement,” he added.  

Fox may deliver the present again

As not too long ago as January 2020, TV executives have addressed the potential of a Firefly reboot. At the January 7 Television Critics Association press tour, Fox’s President of Entertainment Michael Thorn informed The Wrap that as a fan of the present himself, he’d like to see it again on TV.

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“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,” Thorn stated. “I cherished Firefly, personally, and I watched each episode. I didn’t work on it, however I cherished the present. It had come up earlier than, however we had The Orville on the air and it didn’t make sense for us to have, as a broadcast community who could be very focused, to have two house franchises on our air.”

“In this crowded marketplace, if you can start with some kind of brand awareness and IP that has a vocal support and, in this case, a crazy, passionate love for it, you’re ahead of the game,” he continued. “I would love to see, like, an eight or 10-episode limited adventure in that universe.”

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