In the years since Joss Whedon‘s “Firefly” left the air, fans have tried and tried again to no avail to get the show back for a second season, though a movie, “Serenity,” was able to wrap up some (but not all) of the series’ loose ends. But while the Browncoats might be eager to see more of the cult-classic space Western, at least one member of the cast has a slightly different take on continuing the story.
At Long Beach Comic Con, a portion of the cast — Nathan Fillion, Sean Maher, Jewel Staite, Summer Glau and Adam Baldwin — assembled to talk about their experiences on the show and the possibility of fans getting more “Firefly” at some point in the future.
Baldwin, who played Jayne Cobb on the series, said, “It’s up to Joss [Whedon].” The cast seemed to be in disagreement about this point, though, as Jewel Staite (Kaylee) and Nathan Fillion (Mal) questioned, “Is it?” After some debate over who or what was to blame for the show staying in hibernation for so long, Fillion made it clear that he understands why fans want “Firefly” to come back, but that he’s against the idea.
“I totally get wanting more,” Fillion said. “We hear it all the time. Is there going to be more, when is there, could there be, what if there was? And I get it.” As the actor went on to explain, however, “it’s really hard to look at that kind of stuff and say, ‘give me more, because it’s not enough.’ Oh, my God. It was everything. It was everything. How can everything not be enough?”
His comment elicited cheers from the audience, but at least two of his castmates, Staite and Maher (Simon), disagreed. “Sean and I want more,” Staite said, to an even greater round of applause. She revealed that while she and Maher were talking the night before about Netflix, wondering why the video streaming giant hadn’t picked them up for a continuation of the show.
So far, there are no concrete plans for a series revival, despite the groundswell of popular demand.
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