Firefly fans will be getting a treat this fall in the form of an expanded mythos. The 2002 television series, which only lasted one season, developed a cult following after its cancellation, filing a fandom that led not only to a handful of comics (which will be collected in the forthcoming Firefly: Legacy Edition, Book One), but a feature film in 2005, Serenity.
The publishing rights to the property were recently acquired by BOOM! Studios, and the publisher has now revealed its plans for the Joss Whedon creation. Announced via Entertainment Weekly, a new Firefly ongoing comic series will be published by BOOM!, with writer Greg Pak and artist Dan McDaid at the helm.
OF course, the real hook of this series is that it will be the first extended story in the franchise to take place in the Unification War, the conflict that led to the setting Firefly's sole season took place in. Over the course of the new series, Pak and McDaid will reveal what Mal and Zoe experienced during this critical point in their reality's history, experiences which ultimately led to the formation of the Serenity crew fans have grown to know and love.
"It’s high time we got to see the full story of Mal and Zoe’s meeting and mission in the War of Unification," Whedon told EW in statement. "The good and bad that the pressure of war brings out in them, and the unforeseeable consequences."