While some TV shows are only popular while they're airing, there are some small screen adventures that are cult hits, only continuing to grow in populartity in the years following the original run. And director/writer Joss Whedon has the distinction of creating multiple cult hits, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and his massively popular sci-fi adventure, Firefly. While the latter only ran for one season, Firefly has continued to remain in the lexicon of nerd culture and TV history, eventually inspiring Whedon to create the 2005 film Serenity to continue the show's narrative. And the droves of fans should be super happy today, as three of Firefly's leads recently reunited, and there's a picture to commemorate the occasion. Check it out.
How cool is that? Above you can see Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, and the always delightful Nathan Fillion reunited, and it feels so good. Since their brief run on Firefly, they've each gone on to fantastic careers, especially in the past few years.
While the Firefly community would have been happy to enjoy the image Nathan Fillion shared on his personal Instagram, the Castle actor proceeded to tease the fandom with possible reunion talk. While Fillion didn't explicitly confirm this possibility, his caption reads "What do you want to believe we talked about?". Fillion seems all too familiar with how excited the fans would be with the photo, and how the rumors will likely fly regarding a reboot of the popular sci-fi series. And with all three actors enjoying a certain level of notoriety, it certainly seems like good timing for Joss Whedon to produce new Firefly content. Although he's probably a bit too busy making various changes to Zack Snyder's Justice League at the moment.
But with the trend of nostalgia proving extremely effective and lucrative, TV reboots are becoming more and more popular. Netflix went viral with Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, and there will be new episodes of sitcoms Will and Grace and Roseanne coming down the pipeline this year. And considering how adoration for Firefly has only grown in the decade and change since its cancellation, now would be the time to expand the franchise, if ever.
Of course, this venture would be easier said than done considering the cast and Joss Whedon's various schedules. Whedon is currently in bed with the DCEU, finishing Justice League before developing his eventual Batgirl movie.
The three actors pictured in the above reunion pic are also extremely busy. Morena Baccarin is a series regular on FOX's Gotham, while also starring in the Deadpool franchise as the title character's love interest. Alan Tudyk just made waves as the delightful droid K-2SO in Rogue One: A Star War Story, as well as a lead role in NBC's cancelled comedy Powerless. And Nathan Fillion is set to appear in the second season of Netflix's A Series Of Unfortunate Events.