When Rockne S. O’Bannon’s cult sci-fi series Farscape was abruptly cancelled in 2002 after season number four, it left fans in the lurch. The season concluded on one hell of a cliffhanger, and since that’s also where the show wrapped up, there were a lot of people out there looking for a sense of closure. And as it turns out, that just might happen, in movie form. Prolific Australian writer Justin Monjo has written a new script, and the wheels may be starting to move forward.
How many times have we heard this same story over the years? Despite a hardcore, dedicated fan base that lived and breathed the series, the network formerly known as the Sci-Fi Channel, pulled the plug. It would take a rather long time to list all of the sci-fi shows that have met an early grave. At the time Farscape got the axe, the network cited a combination of declining ratings and increasing production costs. There was the obligatory fan outrage and grassroots push to bring the show back, which resulted in the mini-series The Peacekeeper Wars, which helped wrap things up.