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Fox Is Considering A 'Firefly' Revival

The cult favorite may return as a limited series.
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Fox president of entertainment Michael Thorn has reinvigorated talk of a Firefly revival.

Joss Whedon's cult TV favorite premiered in 2002 with 14 episodes lined up for fans, however, the series was cut short just 11 episodes in and cancelled by the network.

In the years since, it's gone on to establish a powerful and vocal fanbase, with revival conversations happening as recent as August 2019.

At Tuesday's (January 7) Television Critics Association press tour, Thorn was asked by The Wrap what it would take to bring back the space-western.

"The macro answer is, any time we look at one of our classic titles, if there's a way to reinvent it for today so it's as resonant now as the original was, and is, to the fans, we're wide open," he said.

"I loved Firefly, personally, and I watched every episode. I didn't work on it, but I loved the show. It had come up before, but we had The Orville on the air and it didn't make sense for us to have, as a broadcast network who is very targeted, to have two space franchises on our air."

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Revealing the advantages to reviving something like Firefly, Thorn continued: "In this crowded marketplace, if you can start with some kind of brand awareness and IP that has a vocal support and, in this case, a crazy, passionate love for it, you're ahead of the game."

The network boss went on to reference The X Files' recent limited series as a usable template for the show - hinting "I would love to see, like, an eight or 10-episode limited adventure in that universe."

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This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.ukMinor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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