New “Firefly” Is Unlikely, Yet Possible?

It’s a testament to Joss Whedon that, more than a decade on, his short-lived sci-fi western series “Firefly” still holds a significant place in the hearts of a small but fiercely loyal audience.

The show’s producer-writer Tim Minear recently spoke with EW and gave hope for fans about some sort of continuation of the franchise’s story, saying he’d “never foreclose the possibility” of a return:

“I’m completely talking off the top of my head, but there’s a show that’s been on for the last couple years that’s reinvented the form in terms of the limited series. I’m trying to think of the name of that show – Oh yes! American Horror Story!

It doesn’t have to be 13 episodes. Look how Sherlock does it… I think a limited series of some kind would work best. Something like that could also work if, say, 20th [Century Fox, who owns the rights] could partner with Netflix, or another distributor.

It would have its home on Fox, of course [then a second window on streaming]. A limited series would do very well, I bet.”

Minear, however, says such a hypothetical limited series is not in the works. The scattering of the cast and crew due to other project commitments also makes the possibility of a reunion very slim.