With all the sequels, prequels, and reboots (Oh my!) of such high-profile franchises as Godzilla and The Terminator, one wonders why more lesser-known but still beloved properties aren’t being brought back out of the woodwork. After all, shouldn’t it be just as important to bring new audiences to cult projects as it is to maintain a well-known property’s mainstream audiences? Well, fans of the short-lived Canadian sci-fi series Starhunter will (probably) be very pleased to learn that it will soon be resurrected as a web series, and will be popping up a few other places as well. It may be frustrating to some that the show, which has gained something of a cult following of the years, isn’t coming back to an actual network, but this could always lead to that, should its popularity carry over.
The Toronto-based creative studio Starfield Indie recently acquired the worldwide rights to Starhunter from Green Opal, and the series’ original creators, Daniel D’or and Philip Jackson, will again be working with writer Nelu Ghiran in figuring out how to bring the show to today’s audiences. Starting in November of this year, their plans are to produce 26 webisodes, ranging from 8 to 15 minutes each.