Last July, the cast and crew of Firefly reunited at San Diego Comic-Con for a one-time event. Although it wasn’t the entire cast on stage, the event was just as exciting and thrilling as if it were. The Science Channel made the reunion possible, and now they have put together a TV special for the people not lucky enough to be in San Diego. Firefly: Browncoats Unite will air on November 11th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on the Science Channel.
The TV series Firefly was cancelled in 2002, but amassed a loyal following that it maintains to this day. The demand for Firefly was so high after the series’ cancellation that Universal Studios saw fit to make a movie based on the series called Serenity in 2005. While the cast went their separate ways, they would always be connected to each other because of this wonderful, short-lived sci-fi TV series.
A few weeks ago, The Science Channel showcased the 10th anniversary TV special Firefly: Browncoats Unite at New York Comic-Con. In New York City, Nathan Fillion said that Firefly: The Animated Series wouldn’t be too far away. His Firefly co-star Sean Maher confirmed Fillion’s earlier statements.
As we all know, Firefly: The Animated Series would be an awesome addition to the Firefly ‘verse. It seems like Browncoats can’t get enough of this series, despite its short, four-month broadcast run. But since 2002, there have been 14 episodes of the TV series, a movie, and several comic book series to pacify these rampant fans. With the success of The Avengers, it seems like Firefly creator Joss Whedon has enough clout in Hollywood to make every Browncoat’s dream come true.
Here’s the announcement about the special from The Science Channel:
The 60-minute special includes secrets from the set, exclusive cast interviews, and footage from this year’s colossal Comic-Con panel that dominated the pop culture conversation. Joining Whedon and Fillion for FIREFLY: BROWNCOATS UNITE are Serenity crewmembers Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin, Morena Baccarin, Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres and Jewel Staite; along with executive producer Tim Minear and executive story editor Jose Molina.
This summer, FIREFLY creator Joss Whedon triumphantly exclaimed to a crowd of thousands at San Diego Comic-Con that “the story is alive.” Legions of fans across the world couldn’t agree more, proving that a series which is comprised of only 14 episodes had endured the test of time. Guided by Entertainment Weekly senior writer Jeff Jensen, Science Channel re-created the set of the Serenity for this epic gathering capturing the insights and memories of space’s most-rebellious flight crew – including the moment they realized they were canceled and where they believe the FIREFLY universe could live next.
“When Science Channel began airing FIREFLY in 2011, we immediately realized that these fans are a subculture united by a unique and fanatical passion for the series,” says Debbie Adler Myers, general manager and executive vice president of Science Channel. “Our goal is to present them the series they love – but in a totally new and surprising way. Whether that’s through exploring the science behind the show or reuniting the entire cast for the first time, we want Science Channel to be the home for Browncoats everywhere.”
Science Channel’s FIREFLY Sunday extravaganza begins at 7AM ET/PT with an all-day marathon of the series. Then, at 10PM ET/PT, the event Browncoats everywhere have been waiting for – FIREFLY: BROWNCOATS UNITE premieres on Science Channel.